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INFOGRAPHIC: Cross-Platform Malware

INFOGRAPHIC: Cross-Platform Malware | Cloud Central | Scoop.it

There was a time where you could safely assume a portable drive hooked onto to a windows PC wouldn’t be able to transfer some strain of malware to a MAC system

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Detailed infographic on the state of cross-platform malware.

 

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Yes, Apple Really Does Have A Serious Problem With Computer Viruses And Malware - Forbes

Yes, Apple Really Does Have A Serious Problem With Computer Viruses And Malware - Forbes | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
As those with memories stretching back a couple of decades will recall the various forms of computer malware, the viruses, trojans and the like, were things that affected Microsoft Windows users.
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The author is being rather kind IMO. Malware, trojans, adware, all this stuff is there for one reason and one reason alone. Money! In this case via illicit means. And yes MacOS and iOS are certainly worth targetting now.

 

The real difference here is that MS knows Windows has holes, but has a dedicated taskforce to deal and patch ASAP. Apple, OTOH, never had to deal with such a situation and have been caught with their pants down. I think it is a cause for concern but by no means irrepairable.

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