What Security Threats Face Mac Users In 2016?


Deserved or not, Mac OS X (and now, I suppose, MacOS Sierra) has a reputation for being more secure than Windows. But in 2016, is that reputation still deserved? What security threats exist for the Apple platform, and how are they affecting users? The Unexpected Appearence of Ransomware on OS X Ransomware has been around for over ten years. The first documented example was found in Russia between the years 2005 and 2006. TROJ_CRYZIP.A copied the victim’s files to a password protected ZIP file, and deleted the originals. The victim would have to pay $ 300 in order to acquire the…

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