News Research: Macs Saw Almost Twice as Much Malware as Windows PCs in 2019

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"Notably, the number of threats to Macs grew by over 400% year-on-year compared to 2018, making it clear that cybercriminals are favoring Apple operating systems as of late. "

Gosh, I thought Mac OS X was and has always been bulletproof according to the Apple community.
 
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PHYLOGG

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"Notably, the number of threats to Macs grew by over 400% year-on-year compared to 2018, making it clear that cybercriminals are favoring Apple operating systems as of late. "

Gosh, I thought Mac OS X was and has always been bulletproof according to the Apple community.
People realized that Mac OS is just as vulnerable as Windows, and that most of Mac OS users know very little about software and hardware. Perfect breeding ground for malicious attacks.
 
People realized that Mac OS is just as vulnerable as Windows, and that most of Mac OS users know very little about software and hardware. Perfect breeding ground for malicious attacks.
Not really. MacOS finally went from 5% ish to almost 15% market share. So now there is enough people using MacOS to give malware writers something to target. The very low numbers kept most from wanting to write malware for Mac's.
 

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and this is known only for the mac that have an antivirus. many don't and can be infected. so in fact it can be 70% of mac that are infected...
 

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