Important update for Apple users – Mac threats outpace Windows for the first time.
Some Apple users believe that they don’t need to invest in anti-malware protection, however Apple threats have increased by more than 400% year over year.
Apple threats are growing faster than their Windows counterparts. A cybersecurity company detected an average of 11 threats per Apple Mac endpoint which is nearly double the average 5.8 threats per endpoint on a Windows device.
In the last year, global business threats rose by 13 percent to reach almost 9.6m detections.
Adware remained problematic for consumers and businesses on Windows, Apple and Android devices as it proved extremely difficult to uninstall while deploying aggressive techniques to serve up advertisements, hijack browsers and redirect web traffic.
As there is an increase in threats to Apple users we recommend that users install anti-virus and anti-malware software to protect themselves against the hackers.