Well, it so definitely seems like it is. Recently, there have been a large number of malware attacks targeting Apple Mac users. This doesn’t come as a surprise anymore, because most hackers tend to “go with the flow” and target what’s popular now a days. Apple has obviously been making a large splash the last couple of years, and more and more users are going with Macs. What’s disconcerting though, is that fact that most Mac users continually swear that they are and will always be malware free. That my friends, could not be further from the truth.
Apple malware has been on a significant rise and many users are now second guessing their statement of “oh, I have a Mac, so I’ll never get a virus…”. The malware attacks seem to target information theft, meaning that the malware generated on you unsuspecting Mac is actually trying to steal your data. This can include everything from personal files, pictures, and sometimes, even your passwords! In fact, the latest malware virus known to appear recently, can self-install itself right onto your system! It actually looks like an ordinary application that’s you are normally installing; however since it can self install itself onto your machine without the need of approval, that can be very bad. As Mac users know, normally when you install a new application, your admin password and/or admin approval must approve the installation. But, since this new form of malware can self-install itself, that can obviously pose many problems for the user. Furthermore like most malware attacks, its designed to actually look like it’s part of the Mac operating system. Therefore some users may unsuspectingly work with the new malware application, thinking it’s actually supposed to be there.
So what happens when you actually get some bad form of malware on your computer and you call Apple for support? Well, absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, Apple has decided not to assist users with their malware problems and even informed other associated vendors not to help as well. They claim that it is not their responsibility to keep your Mac’s safe; however will release an update to OSX shortly, to help battle these ongoing problems. That’s at least something right? So, to all the Mac users out there that still say it’s impossible to get a virus on your computer…think again. And, always remember to continually run virus scans on your computers!