Yesterday, there were news stories about the Apple suggestion to use an antivirus program. Today, that suggestion has vanished from the Apple site:

“…”We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate,” Apple spokesperson Bill Evans said.

“The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box,” he said. “However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, running antivirus software may offer additional protection.””

link: Apple deletes Mac antivirus suggestion

Let’s see if this is understandable. A system is more secure with an antivirus program. However, Apple suggests that one day and not the next day. How did the information suddenly become “old and inaccurate” if the problem is still current and the suggestion remain valid?

Catherine Forsythe