Think your Mac doesn’t need antivirus software? Actually, it does.

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There’s a common misconception that Macs don’t need antivirus software. Unfortunately, that’s far from accurate these days. 

Macs are generally more secure than PCs, thanks to a more secure operating system where certain aspects of its software are more locked down and harder to infiltrate by rogue software. Also, fewer people own Macs meaning fewer targets for criminals. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to get a virus on your Mac, or receive a suspicious piece of malware either. 

A report from Malwarebytes found that Mac malware has seen an increase of over 270% between 2016 and 2017. That number is likely to rise in 2018 with new threats like OSX.MaMi and Dark Caracal cited in the article as significant ways of disrupting Mac owners. The more Macs are used, the more they’ll be targeted by cyber criminals. And everyone loves the must-have MacBook of the moment, right? Read more…

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