Macs now twice as likely to get infected by adware than PCs, according to research

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Macs now twice as likely to get infected by adware than PCs, according to research

A Malwarebytes report says threats to Mac computers "increased exponentially" over the last year compared to Windows PCs.



There was a time when Mac computers were virtually invulnerable to malware. That safety has long been one of the major talking points for Macs over Windows PCs. But as time has gone on and malware detection on PCs has gotten much better, and Windows has gotten more secure, you're just as safe today using a PC over a Mac—and perhaps safer from certain kinds of malware.

As Macs have taken a larger piece of the computer market pie, they've become a juicier target for cybercriminals cranking out adware and what Malwarebytes calls "potentially unwanted programs" (or PUPs).

"While these threats are not considered as dangerous as traditional malware, they are becoming a much larger and more noticeable nuisance for Mac users, who can no longer say that their beloved systems are immune from malware," Malwarebytes Labs said in its recent report.

Source and more: https://www.pcgamer.com/macs-now-tw...ted-by-adware-than-pcs-according-to-research/
 

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Yeah, I think the increasing market share of Apple was the main driving factor behind the rise of macos malware. The main factor behind getting "hacked" is human error. And with more people using Macs, the chance of human error increases.
On top of that, the term "A juicier target" is spot on as well. A bigger target means it's worth more effort to hit it, if that makes sense.
 
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