Source I think this is a pretty big issue. Apple prides itself on the image that it's infection-free, but what happens when it starts getting some? There have been a couple infections in the wild, but if people are actively targeting it with stuff automatically fed via malvertising like fake security software, people are going to get infected. If Apple starts giving removal instructions and tools people are going to know these exist, and that's going to hurt the false image Apple's built up about it. I mean I run into enough Windows users who think they don't need an antivirus and they're safe if they don't download stupid shit. I can't imagine how bad this issue is going to get with people going around on the internet totally unprotected on OSX... not to mention the large number of people who are on old versions of OS X and don't see a need to update (though this is sometimes due to them being on a PPC machine). This isn't just Apple. Hackers know that the easiest targets are the ones who think they're safe. There have been some smart phone viruses going around for a while that most people are unaware of, though most of these have been proof-of-concept and no big threat (like many of the first widespread OSX infections). My question is how long until this spreads to game systems? There's an awful lot of game systems out there, an awful lot of them are connected to the internet, and as we know an awful lot of them deal with credit card or payment info. Not to mention the sheer pageviews you can get from widespread adware.