Apple’s Macs are now leaving Windows behind in the malware race. This was already a problem for Apple but new reports and analysis suggest that this is going to be a bigger problem for Apple very soon.
Mac users usually think they’re safe from viruses and malware, but this is just a misconception. According to MalwareBytes, the rising number of Mac users has resulted in more malware. The director of MalwareBytes, Thomas Reed said in an interview that “People need to understand that they’re not safe just because they’re using a Mac,” Windows-powered PCs still shared a big market and that’s why they are easy to target for hackers. Windows also has many security concerns but the increase in Mac computers has attracted many hackers. “There is a rising tide of Mac threats hitting a population that still believes that ‘Macs don’t get viruses,’ as per Reed. He continues, “I still frequently encounter people who firmly believe this, and who believe that using any kind of security software is not necessary, or even harmful. This makes macOS a fertile ground for the influx of new threats, whereas it’s common knowledge that Windows PCs need security software.”
Windows is usually hit by traditional malware while Mac is getting hit by ‘adware’. Adware redirects users to a website with lots of ads in it or shows pop up ads to the website which the user is trying to reach.
Mac users pay a lot of money to Apple for the best user experience and if Apple doesn’t fix this problem in the upcoming time, then people will automatically turn towards Windows powered PCs which are way cheaper and provide almost the same features.