Anti- software firm McAfee has identified Mac OS X as a growing target for attacks.

According to McAfee Avert Labs, Mac platform vulnerabilities increased by 228 per cent in the past three years alone, from 45 found in 2003 to 143 in 2005. McAfee didn’t say how many of these bugs were critical, preferring to let the numbers speak for themselves.

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