“Apple has removed a statement from its messages on its website that Mac operating system X (OS X) isn’t susceptible to viruses,” Hamish Barwick reports for Computerworld Australia.

“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,'” Barwick reports. “According to Sophos U.S. senior technology consultant Graham Cluley, this is a sign that Apple is starting to take security seriously. ‘I view the changes in the messages pushed out by their marketing department as some important baby-steps,’ he wrote in a blog entry. ‘Let’s hope more Apple Mac owners are also learning to take important security steps — such as installing antivirus protection.'”

Barwick reports, “In addition to changing its marketing messages, Apple has released a security guide for the iPhone operating system iOS and announced in February that OS X 10.8, or Mountain Lion, would include a new feature called Gatekeeper that would restrict which applications users can install on their devices.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Whether the blurb says it or not, Macs running OS X still don’t get PC viruses.

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