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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-14-2020, 12:31 AM
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Total nonsense, we all know that Apple are virus or malware proof because that's what Apple said (until they quietly changed their minds and recommended everyone to install antivirus software anyway because Mac has the least secure OS).

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“Macs don’t get viruses,” or so the long-time saying goes. But according to Malwarebytes’ annual State of Malware report, that’s far from true. In fact, there was almost double the number of threats targeting Macs compared to Windows PCs in 2019.
People in the journalist industry seems to not even understand the difference between a virus and a malware...

Macs don't get a computer virus like windows use to get.
Installing some random 3rd party application which has malware in it, has never been windows only domain and it is shared between all OSs (except maybe OS2, because no one really used OS2).


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Are Mac's not PC's? Do people not know what PC stands for?


Malwarebytes probably had to tone down the detection on Windows. Prior to the release of W10, the things that W10 does is what people used to install Malwarebytes to stop.
This is so true. Mac is targeted because of their "we don't backdoor" philosophy, which really translates to "we don't share". It's the same reason Firefox was targeted, they don't browser fingerprint and give it to every website assosicated with them. Of course with Firefox moving in the Sync direction... It's only a matter of time.

The real problem is that people are oblivious to PC threats until they are infected and it's messing up stuff they do. It's a shame standard education computer classes don't cover the subject.

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