Apple backtracks: no AV necessary for the Mac

via CNET, alerted by Slashdot:

Apple removed an old item from its support site late Tuesday that urged Mac customers to use multiple antivirus utilities and now says the Mac is safe "out of the box."

"We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate," Apple spokesperson Bill Evans said.

"The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box," he said. "However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, running antivirus software may offer additional protection."


So, they want it both ways: you don’t need it, but it’s a good idea.  Corporate-speak gibberish.