A new version of a well-known family of Mac malware exploits vulnerabilities in Java to steal usernames and passwords for online payment, banking, and credit card websites.
Increasingly, virus-writers are aiming at Mac users, such as the Flashback Java Trojan variant hitting systems running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Last year's sales of iPhones, iPads, and iPods topped nearly three decades of Macintosh products, according to analysts.
When software developers insisted on bringing PCs running Unix into the company, the network equipment maker had to respond.
The discounts are employee benefits that CEO Tim Cook reportedly announced this week at a town hall meeting.
Security firm F-Secure has spotted 58 separate threats targeting OS X in the past nine months.
New Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011, but still remain far below that of Windows PCs, according to a posting by F-Secure Labs.
The Reuse and Recycling Programme promotes the safe disposal of old or unwanted technology -- but is offered only in Britain.
The Mac App Store serves a different customer than its better-known iOS sibling, but it's doing well enough to get rivals' attention.