15 of the biggest Apple security threats

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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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