15 of the biggest Apple security threats


Ten years ago keeping track of Mac malware was an interesting hobby for security geeks. Examples popped up every now and then, security firms put out a press release, and everything went back to normal. There just wasn’t much to talk about.

Then, in 2012, something called Flashback hit the platform, anything up to a million users were infected, and perceptions changed.

Today’s Mac and iOS threats have stepped up a gear with three malware families appearing to target the Mac in 2016 alone. That sounds modest but many users are still under-protected. 

Plus, with the latest bug sweeping MacOS High Sierra users, resulting in anyone being able to access a Mac with a blank password, more Apple users are realising that security isn't just a Windows problem.

Here are 15 of the biggest Apple security threats...

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