Yes, Macs Can get Malware


So Macs can be infected with malware. Who would have ever thought? The malware at issue here is the dreaded ransomware. Ransomware scrambles up your files, and the hacker at the helm says he’ll give you the cyber “key” in exchange for a handsome payment. Ransomware historically has primarily impacted Windows users, but recently it got into OS X—its latest version, Transmission. The virus cyber-incubates for three days. Then with a Tor client, it connects to an Internet server and locks vulnerable files. The cyber key costs $400. Nevertheless, this attack, which doesn’t happen as easily as, say, being lured into clicking a malicious video, is easily spotted. Apple quickly mitigated the problem before anyone’s data had a chance to get encrypted by the virus and held hostage for the bitcoin payment. In summary, Macs are not immune to ransomware, but the circumstances under which the user is victimized are unique and rigid. To avoid the crush of a ransomware attack, regularly
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