Hamish Barwick, for PCWorld:

In the wake of the Flashback botnet which targeted Mac computers, Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn’t susceptible to viruses.

Apple removed the previous statement “It doesn’t get PC viruses” and replaced it with “It’s built to be safe,” and “Safeguard your data. By doing nothing” with “Safety. Built in.” A comparison of the old and new messages is currently available here.

I always found it risky for Apple to make such a bold claim, especially because it was never true.  Malware on the Mac is (extremely) rare, but it does happen.

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