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News.com reports on McAfee's FUD offensive to secure buyers for its just-introduced VirusScan for Mac. Previously, this product was available only for the PC and the company stabled a separate application, Virex, for the fairer platform.

"Historically, Microsoft has been targeted because it has had dominant market share. As there are more Apple users [in the future], more threats will appear," Sal Viveros, a security expert at McAfee, told ZDNet UK.

Sal's admission here--there are currently no outstanding threats--stands in stark contrast to a dog's breakfast of recent media reports that claim the Mac users are living on borrowed time, and that real threats exist in the here and now. Further, if our previous experiences with Symantec FUD hold any value, this latest tempest in a teacup shall also pass

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