If you didn’t get your hands on Flappy Bird before it was pulled from Google Play earlier this week, then you should be careful looking for an alternative. Many of the countless clones that have popped up over the past few days are taking advantage of the game’s success to get malware onto unsuspecting devices.
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One of the biggest reasons I switched from Windows to a Mac all those years ago was OS X’s supposed immunity to malware and viruses. I’ve quickly discovered throughout 2012, however, that my Mac isn’t as safe on the Internet as I’d been led to believe. A new report from antivirus experts Sophos today highlights that.
The company’s Security Threat Report 2013 declares 2012 to be the year of “new platforms and changing threats.” Hackers are switching their focus from Windows to other platforms, including Mac OS X. Today’s biggest target, however, is Google’s Android platform.