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Mac users in 2020 From the outset, there was a sequence of bad news. This is because Corona got news that there were twice as many attacks on Mac systems as on Windows-based systems. A year since, though, users of Mac OS-based devices have experienced far less reports of malware and ransomware than users of Windows.
In a survey, endpoint protection specialist Malwarebytes claimed in February 2020 that “there are twice as many cyber threats that Mac users face than Windows users.” The threats here, though, are mainly ‘Potential Unrequired Programs (PUPs)’ and adware, which have negligible harm compared to general malware or ransomware.
“We haven’t reached the full year’s settlement yet, but it seems to be true that the level of threats mentioned on the Mac are lower in terms of risk than those mentioned on Windows,”We have not yet reached the full year settlement, but it seems to be true that the level of threats mentioned on the Mac is lower in terms of risk than those mentioned on Windows. Says, says. “In a Windows environment, for example, after visiting certain websites incorrectly, there are quite a few instances where you get infected with malware. In the macOS environment, this rarely happens.
As their market share in the desktop and laptop market is smaller than that of Windows systems, Mac systems look better in terms of security than Windows systems, and Apple controls the environment closely. Low market share means less consumers, and attackers are less appealing. The control of the environment by Apple implies that the binary source is limited and that users can install it to some extent. It is difficult, therefore, for threats to reach users.
That’s not to say that the current policies and technologies of Apple are immune from cyber attacks. In a recent report, Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto announced that there is an increasing number of zero-click zero-day exploits secretly purchased and sold in Apple applications called iMessages. It is said that the customers are mostly government departments.
There are more and more instances of malware for Windows being reborn for Linux and Mac,”There are more and more cases of malware for Windows being reborn for Linux and Mac.”In the past, malware that appeared in the macOS environment was mainly adware or downloaders that manipulated popular software slightly. And these two are, even today, mostly malware found on Macs. It is also true, however, that malware from Windows systems is being increasingly transferred to the Mac.
It looks relatively secure now, in other words, but the trend itself is that macOS malware is also becoming more advanced, and it’s definitely worth keeping in mind. In the Mac environment, ransomware, botnets, and information-stealing backdoors discovered in 2020 have also increased. “25% of the threats discovered on Windows are malware. Malware makes up less than 1 percent of the threats found on the Mac.
Usually, attacks on the Mac begin with tricking users. It is a highly controlled environment, so inducing users to execute malicious code directly is essential.
“Davis explains that “the user is the most abused vulnerability in the Mac world.” “In other words, security instruction can be more rigorous for Mac users. All wants security training, but this scares Mac users in particular. The most exploited are consumers. In other words, the Mac will be very safe if the instruction is more comprehensive.
“MacOS can attack any number of hackers these days,” Malwarebytes’ Reed said. It’s difficult to see the products of Apple as especially powerful.hard “It’s to see Apple’s devices as particularly powerful.”There is also little excuse, though, to raise the frequency of attack by attackers. This is because users themselves are less than users of Windows systems, and current users of Apple devices tend to trust Apple infinitely for security, which is why they are fooled.
Users are tricked, so you don’t need more research to do anything.
So, if the security level of the user continues to be low, would attackers not even boost the strength of the threat and remain the same? “If users allow the attack as it is, attackers try more, and progress starts from there,” Davis claims, “Attackers are already increasing their level and technology,” and “users have to keep up with the security level.”