Apple this week took down from its Web site a technical bulletin that advised Mac owners to run anti-virus software. Apple’s move came after the Washington Post took note of the document, which apparently had been up since the middle of last year.
Apple has made the built-in safety of its computers a selling point, but some security experts have been warning Mac users against complacency, saying the number of security threats is rising.
In revoking its advice on anti-virus software Apple’s chose marketing over security, according to Future Tense news analyst Dwight Silverman.
Mac users should be using anti-virus, said Silverman.