05/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

As Apple's Popularity Grows, So Do Cyber Threats

As Apple computers have become more popular across college campuses, threats of viruses and other infections typically thought of as being reserved for PCs are also being noticed.

Since the first virus for the Mac OS X operating system was discovered in 2006, the prevalence of malware and viruses for the system have increased along with the system's popularity. Many users are unaware of the threats they face, according to Mike Cooper, program coordinator for the Technology Support Center at West Virginia University's Office of Information Technology.

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