This is the age old question that has been asked for as long as the battle of PC vs MAC has been going on.
To answer this question, we will explore a few things. We will answer the obvious question first.
Do Macs Get Viruses?
Yes. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of malware (viruses) specifically for MACs.
If we look at McAfee’s latest threat report for March 2018, page 7 detail this phenomenon.
Many of the viruses that were found this quarter focused on stealing passwords.
How does this effect me?
Password stealing was one of the most common features of malware that was reported for the first part of 2018, which means that MAC users are at risk for identity theft and hacked accounts. This is especially dangerous if you bank on your MAC, pay bills, check email, and other sensitive tasks.
How do I know if my MAC is infected?
Taking your computer to a trusted expert like Sam the IT Guy is the best way to be sure you are not infected.
Can I wait?
It is not recommended to wait because the longer your computer (MAC) is infected, the greater the risk of damaging your MAC and data loss or theft. Here are some reasons to consider:
- data loss
- data and password theft
- hardware damage
- Your MAC stops working unexpected or untimely
- Identity theft (One of the fastest growing crimes in the US)
- Account hacks (Facebook, email, twitter, photo sharing sites, etc.)
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