Apple's note recommending antivirus software apparently was old and has been removed from its Web site, reports BBC News.
The advice, first published by Brian Krebs at The Washington Post, apparently was part of an advisory published in 2007. According to CNET News, it was more a warning that Web application exploits are a bigger threat these days than operating system vulnerabilities.
An Apple spokesman, meanwhile, is sticking with its party line:
The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box.