Is Mac vulnerable to malware and adware? by Zehra Ali


Last week, malwarebytes researcher, Adam Thomas found that Mac malware displays some troubling behaviors, which include intercepting encrypted web traffic to inject ads. Previously, Mac has not been targeted by hackers as often as Windows systems. However, since the time Mac become popular, cyber-criminals are gradually pointing and aiming their attention toward the board. This is something really bad and is alarming news for Mac users. Some estimates reveal that Mac-specific malware increased 270% in 2017, but threats are still not as prevalent as on Windows systems. However, if you are targeted once, you could face some serious effects; it can lead to the loss of important files and pictures, identity theft, and can even lock you out of your machine. As far as sensitive data, such as photos, are concerned, the hackers could exploit a vulnerability in apps such as Mac’s Similar Photo Cleaner. The researcher explained that malware....

November 21, 2018
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