Malware distributors have launched a new wave of attacks aimed at taking over unpatched Macs and PCs, reports “ZDNet.” They look like routine messages from a bank or a social network, but instead of phishing for passwords, they’re serving up malware, the article adds.

“ZDNet” says the best protection available for this type of attack isn’t antivirus software; it’s a good spam filter and an effective update routine. For more info go to .