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Even Apples sometimes have worms in them, admits Cupertino

Sinful humans can drag down even angelic Macs

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Mac computers can be buggy, Apple has finally admitted. Two days ago the firm quietly pulled the claim that the iOS PCs are immune to viruses from its website.

The purveyor of shinier-more-expensive desktops has replaced its former claim with the more cautious statement that Macs are "built to be safe".

The change was made to Apple's website on Sunday, according to Sophos.

Apple's site now lists features which make Macs "safer" – including download alerts, security updates and data encryption.

The previous write-up claimed: "It doesn't get PC viruses. A Mac doesn't get the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers."

Macs were notably breached by the Flashback Trojan early this year, which flourished in the absence of any action on Cupertino's part, swelling into a zombie army of 650,00 Mac machines.

Apple eventually grudgingly admitted that the infection existed and came up with a fix.

Dr Web has a timeline here. ®

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