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I HAVE SPENT 1 HOUR TODAY AT THE APPLE SHOP ASKING THE GENIUS GUY - WHY ARE APPLE COMPUTERS IMMUNE TO VIRUS AND HOW DO I PROTECT MY PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM BEING INTERROGATED AND TRANSMITTED TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD.
MY QUERY STEMS FROM EMAILS - IF THEY HAVE A PICTURE ATTACHED THE MACHINE WILL NOT OPEN THE PICTURES - THE MESSAGE SAYS TO PROTECT MY IDENTITY CLICK HERE IF YOU WISH TO DOWNLOAD. I HAVE TO MAKE A JUDGEMENT TO TRUST THE SITE WHICH SEEMS ODD AND SO WHEN I ALLOW THE DOWN - I DO WONDER WHAT IS GOING ON.
I DO RUN A SEPARATE PC AND WHEN I DOWN LOAD THE MAILS ONTO THAT COMPUTER MY NORTON ENGAGES AND WARNS OF INFORMATION OF PRIVATE NATURE BEING ATTEMPTED TO BE TRANSMITTED - AT THAT STAGE I CAN STOP THE TRANSMISSION - ON THE MAC I HAVE NO MEANS - THE GENIUS GUY SAYS DON'T WORRY.
HELP - CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT IS IT ABOUT MAC THAT WOULD SETTLE MY CONCERNS AND ALLOW ME TO DOWN LOAD IMAGES CONTAINED IN EMAIL WITHOUT WORRY OF THE COMPUTER BEING FRISKED FOR DATA AND IT BEING TRANSMITTED INTO THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

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