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WYP 12-02-20 01:50 PM

Malwarebytes claims that Mac infections increased by 400% in 2019
 
Windows PCs received fewer threat detections on average.

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Giggyolly 12-02-20 02:30 PM

Maybe an increased attempt to tap these Intel vulnerabilities hmmmm?

g0ggles1994 12-02-20 02:48 PM

My guess is that Mac's are selling more and more; making them a target for malware. That plus the mindset "Mac's don't get viruses" doesn't help either, at least 75% of Mac owners I've met don't get an antivirus for that reason.

NeverBackDown 12-02-20 03:45 PM

It's not surprising. They go after what's popular and that's Mac right now. Also seeing as people are under the assumption you can't get malware/PUP/etc also makes it an appealing target. Most users would be incapable of handling it. So I agree with g0ggles here.

This does open the door to Linux based OS's too. Seeing as the Mac is built off that source code it could potentially lead to faster development of viruses for Linux.


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