Jul 31, 2009

Why it pays to read the terms of service or Why your Mac needs internet security software

Hi all - I just recently became aware of this so I thought I'd share. This is just a public service announcement for those of you who don't think you need an antivirus program because you have a Mac. And it has nothing to do with viruses

If you connect to online banking using said Mac, or your retirement account or your investment account, it is very likely that their terms of service say that you are covered in the event of fraud or hacking or whatnot but only if proper precautions are taken on your computer.
Which means if the machine you access the account from does not have internet security software installed you are not protected against financial loss.

It is not true in every case but definitely worth running the software if you aren't up for reading your terms of service.

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