Kaspersky founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky told Computer Business Review that malware targeting the Mac is beginning to grow and Apple needs to take notice.

The CEO said Apple is “ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” and asserts that Apple must change its approach towards security soon. He said, Apple “will have to make changes in terms of the cycle of updates and so on and will be forced to invest more into their security audits for the software.”

I don’t have any doubt that Apple will be able to plug holes that may be discovered in OS X or third-party software, just like it did with the latest Flashback exploit that targeted a Java vulnerability.

Kaspersky Lab: Apple is ’10 years behind Microsoft’ on security originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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