Security Concerns? Essential Tips for Protecting Yourself

In a blog post from September 2005, I touched upon a small tool known as MacScan.

Its effectiveness? Uncertain, as I haven’t personally utilized it, nor am I aware of any specific Mac-targeted spyware.

However, a fresh version has been released, claiming to shield against “all the latest threats.” Remember the Dvorak virus? Well, MacScan has upgraded to a Universal Binary format, offering peace of mind to those using Intel-based Macs, at least when operating under Mac OS.


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