The End of Innocence

Not to take pleasure in others' misfortune but let's note this announcement in the online magazine Salon about an ad on its site that automatically redirected Apple users to a page that commenced loading the "Mac Defender" malware. Sorry about that, Salon says, and here's a security alert from Apple telling you how to "avoid or remove" Mac Defender.

In the past we Windows users learned to keep our virus woes to ourselves around Mac acquaintances lest we hear a smug speech about "Oh, gosh that sounds terrible but I don't have those problems because... I'm on Mac." Surprise, about the time Steve Jobs overtakes Bill Gates as the world's premium software provider we start reading stories that the Mighty Immune Tech Whiz company gets the same kind of cooties as Brand X users. Just wanted to put this down for the record.