Apple viruses // Posts tagged as "Apple viruses"
Digitally signed viruses are incredibly dangerous. Why? Because they’re signed. Digitally. What does that even mean? Well, it means that the computer’s software has authorized those viruses as legitimate software programs. All good software programs are digitally signed, but occasionally, the odd piece of malware slips through the cracks. This is a problem that is recently facing Mac useRead More
An interesting article appeared on the Forbes.com website today. The article discussed the increasing problem of Mac viruses. Over the past few years, as Macs have become more popular, more and more Mac users have been targeted by hackers, viruses, and other malware attacks. But the problem is becoming so serious that a human rights group is warning Mac users to protect themselves with securityRead More
One of the biggest news stories of last week was that 1 million Apple IDs had been stolen from an FBI agent’s computer. This set off a flurry of questions, like “what is the FBI doing with that many Apple IDs?” or “How did these Apple IDs get leaked in the first place?” This week, more information has been leaked about the theft of these Apple IDs. First, the IDs were released by a grRead More
PC security company McAfee is reporting that the threat of viruses is the largest it has ever been in the last four years. Although PC viruses have risen at an alarming rate, the report also notes alarming growth in the rate of Mac viruses. Specifically, the report urges that “All Mac fanboys and –girls are hereby on notice: Mac malware is showing steady, continued growth.” In other wordsRead More