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[TechSpot] Macs saw almost double the number of malware threats than Windows PCs last year

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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.

The report states that Macs saw an average of 11 threats per endpoint in 2019, whereas Windows systems had an average of 5.8 threats—the first time Macs outpaced PCs when it comes to malware threats.

In 2018, there were just 4.8 Mac threats detected per endpoint, meaning there's been a 400 percent YoY jump. Malwarebytes notes that part of the increase can be attributed to a rise in the Mac userbase but said that "when calculated in threats per endpoint, Macs still outpaced Windows by nearly 2 to 1."
Source: https://www.techspot.com/news/83984-...eats-than.html

Maybe they figure Mac users are easy targets, but who can blame them. They're just following Apple's example.

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- Open PDF.
- Ctrl + F.
- "Linux".
- Phrase not found.
- heh.

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- Open PDF.
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- "Linux".
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I don't think Malwarebytes has a Linux version so...

No one here would debate Linux is more secure, but it's not a consumer level OS.

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Yesterday OSX detected malware on my Mac, first time in 8 years that something was detected but its weird since I used MplayeX basically all these years I've been on a Mac. Oh well using VLC now.

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Unfortunately the cattles in my office still think Mac are still immune to infections. Very effective marketing buzz is why the company needlessly spend so much to compensate for basic security incompetence.

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Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
I don't think Malwarebytes has a Linux version so...

No one here would debate Linux is more secure, but it's not a consumer level OS.
ah, but there is MBAM MacOS.
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Unfortunately the cattles in my office still think Mac are still immune to infections. Very effective marketing buzz is why the company needlessly spend so much to compensate for basic security incompetence.


two kinds of people in this world. those who respond to marketing, and those who don't.

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Oh noes.

Apple are losing their security through obscurity?


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I'd like to see a chart breaking down the clients that actually installed adware compared to the number of threats detected that are packages just sitting in their downloads folder.

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the first time Macs outpaced PCs when it comes to malware threats.
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.

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Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
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Maybe they figure Mac users are easy targets, but who can blame them. They're just following Apple's example.
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