Now Macs Get Viruses?

There is a common misconception out in the public that the only people who should worry about their computers becoming infected are people who use PC’s. While that may have been the case for a short couple of years, it no longer is. With the popularity of Apple computers rising we are starting to see a lot more attention from black hat hackers being paid to the system. And this level of attention is only going to rise and rise until the people who use Apple computers have the same problem as the people who use Windows.

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What problem is out there?

Just recently, there have been plenty of malware sightings popping up on Mac computers. While this is not the first time it has happened, it is the first time since Mac computers have become this popular. One particular piece of popular malware will take over your computer with a fake antivirus message when you visit certain web pages. While it is not extremely dangerous they have caused Apple to issue an update to their computers recently to stop the problem. There are a lot of people who believed the misconception that once they bought a Mac that they were leaving the world of malware behind forever. That just was not the case.

What can you do?

Well, the first thing that you can do is to make sure that you download the newest update from Apple. It is supposed to stop this piece of particular malware in its tracks. But that is not the only thing that you should do. Since you are an Apple user and you are on a popular machine this means that you are going to have worry about malware again. Maybe you will not have to worry as much as Windows users but to a higher level than before. So make sure that you use plenty of common sense when you surf through the web. Also make sure that you put the appropriate protection software on your computer as well.

So as you can see, it is not only Windows users that have to worry about this problem. It is Mac users as well.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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