Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Malwarebytes: No Malware Explosion On The Mac

Recently came out with a US security investigation that this year an explosion of Mac malware has occurred, but according to anti-malware company Malwarebytes this is not true. The amount of new malware for Apple's operating system would because for years the valleys.

Bit9 + Carbon Black, such as the US company called, suggested that this year almost 1000 new malware specimens was observed for the Mac. Five times as many as in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 combined. Details were lacking in the investigation of the company. Malwarebytes late now know that last year only six new families of malware for the Mac have appeared. This year, the count is three new threats.

It involved an infected version of Xcode, Apple's development software where mostly Chinese app developers were victims. There was Ocean Lotus, a threat that infected a few users in China. Finally there was another nameless specimen discovered that users of MacKeeper attacked.


Why do Mac users with a surge of potentially unwanted software (PUPs) had to face, such as adware. "Adware for Mac multiplies like the proverbial rabbits," said analyst Thomas Reed. According to him making many Mac users with adware.While adware steal any information or money, it can cause problems. Thus users find it annoying and can cause performance problems and crashes.

Yet there is also possible, according to Reed a positive side because Mac users aware of online threats, which is an immediate serious danger. "This can ensure safe behavior, something that users were often told it was not necessary, as" Macs do not get viruses. "And that behavior can make a difference if there appear really something evil in the future."

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