News of the Flashback attack impacting over half a million Mac OS X machines rocked the Internet last week. While attacks on Apple's operating system have traditionally been lower than Windows machines, the numbers are growing as more and more people start using them. While in the past it may have been fine to say, "I don't need AV software," times are changing and it's prudent to stay protected.
To that end, McAfee has provided us with three free copies of Internet Security 2012 for the Mac that we can provide to our readers. Macworld.com recently gave the software product a rating of 4/5, and had the following to say about the product:
It’s a hard sell to tell someone who has had no problems and expects none to pony up hard-earned cash for a product that seems unnecessary. But I find the prophylactic effects of McAfee Internet Security aren’t as interesting as the amount of information and control the software provides over the routine function of your system and network connections.
Not only does the software detect and eliminate viruses (both for the Mac and ones that could infect your PC friends), but it also has extras like a bidirectional firewall, a plug-in for Firefox that informs you of the safety of sites returned from an Internet search, anti-phishing/spyware, and online identity protection.
There are three main ways to enter, and each of the first two methods can be done once per day:
- Make a comment about security in this thread
- Re-tweet this post with the above Tweet button and add @McAfee_Labs to the end of the tweet.
- You can also gain an additional entry by "liking" us on Facebook if you haven't already done so (one entry only).
The contest ends on Monday, April 16th, at 11:59pm EST and the three winners will be announced sometime on Tuesday. Winners will be given a download code and a URL to obtain the software.
Update: Congrats to sider, Brian Toponak, and saxondale for winning the McAfee anti-virus suite for Mac!