Written by Mike Levin
Frequently when I provide in person security awareness training sessions for CFISA.org, I am asked if Mac Apple computers are safe from computer viruses. My answer is always a strong “NO” but with some explanation.
First off, we know that there are fewer viruses associated to the Apple operating system than with the Windows operating system. However, there are still enough risk to warrant strong security measures for anyone using an Apple Mac.
McAfee Computer Security has estimated that there are approximately 450,000 malicious programs aimed at Macsi. As the Apple Mac user base grows, so does the number of targeted malware versions. Recently, a new form of ransomware targeting Apple Mac devices has been discovered called MacRansom.