It’s a common misperception that Macintoshes are immune to viruses. As use of Apple products continues to rise, Macs are increasingly targets for viruses and malware.
In late September the Campus IT Security Office began implementing a new security measure which protects the campus from websites that are known to contain malware. Sites that are blocked are often trying to install software on visitor’s computers without their knowledge. The software can range from browser pop-ups to spyware and viruses. Once installed, these viruses are often used to gain access to computers in order to use them to send spam or for other nefarious purposes.