I usually skip over the Mac versus PC adds, but due to the hazards of watching football live I caught one today.
It was about the hardware innovations of the Mac. Kind of silly since last time I checked my hardware was from Dell not from Microsoft.
How about Macs software innovations. Apple went all out with XProtect in Snow Leopard.
Here is Sophos’ writeup
When files are downloaded through the following applications:
- and other programs that use LSQuarantine
XProtect is invoked.
Unfortunately, if variants of these threats find their way on to your system via an application that doesn’t set the com.apple.quarantine extended attribute, for example via:
and Finder (via USB keys, network share, etc …)
Then you’re sort of out of luck.