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Protect the MacBook: Malware on MacBooks is On The Rise.

I suppose that nobody here believes that Macs are immune to viruses or malware. For those who still think that way:

Shame on you.

McAfee Threat Report has revealed that the number of Malware cases targeting Macs has grown by 53% over the first quarter of 2017 and by 744% in 2016.

 

The reason for the increase? Adware bundling — attacks often executed via exploits in browser security, or Web plugin vulnerabilities, which tricks users into downloading, running, and authorizing malware with admin privileges. These attacks are now targeted at browsers that run MacOS.

So, how do you protect the MacBook? Install an anti-malware app. I recommend Malwarebytes, a free but effective malware removal app. 

On the flip side, the growth in Mac malware is still nothing compared to the amount of malware for Windows that McAfee identified. McAfee detected nearly 700 million instances of malware on Windows PCs compared to just over 700,000 on Mac.

Apple fanboys to Windows’:

Creating history... One review at a time.

    7 comments on “Protect the MacBook: Malware on MacBooks is On The Rise.

    1. Rapsowdee says:

      “The Mighty ARE falling”

    2. Udegbunam Chukwudi says:

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      1. Tobi Ayeni says:

        Wow! Thank you for this!!!

    3. Andre Drekel says:

      Na today? E don tey. Now that CIA can hack into your system without it going to the net 😒

    4. Emerson says:

      Why does all the numbers have to start with a 7. And they claim MacOs is without flaw

    5. P-williams says:

      lolz…..u and this your funny GiFs

    6. OBADARA says:

      …WELL,LIKE I WILL ALWAYS SAY,THERE’S NO ABSOLUTE SECURITY ANYWHERE. MAC OR MARK,WINDOWS OR DOORS,ANDROID OR iOS, BLACKBERRY OR WINDOWS MOBILE. THE BEST SECURITY IS WHAT NOBODY KNOWS ALREADY…

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