Malware Becomming a Bigger Problem for Mobiles and Macs

Between malware and hack-attacks, there is no shortage of scary threats facing consumers of the digital age. And a new report from the computer security experts at Sophos is only adding fuel to the tangible inferno of fear that many mobile device and computer owners are experiencing today. As it turns out, Sophos finds, Windows …   Read More

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Between malware and hack-attacks, there is no shortage of scary threats facing consumers of the digital age.

And a new report from the computer security experts at Sophos is only adding fuel to the tangible inferno of fear that many mobile device and computer owners are experiencing today.

As it turns out, Sophos finds, Windows malware now infects one in every five Macs.

“A 100,000 strong snapshot of the millions of Mac computers which have recently downloaded Sophos’s free Mac anti-virus software, revealed that 20% of Mac computers were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware,” the Sophos Blog reads.

Only 2.7% (one in 36) of Macs which downloaded the free anti-virus product were infected by Mac OS X malware.

The report is raising questions about the security of Apple devices – both of the mobile and desktop variety. After all, as these devices grow more prevalent, so too might the various threats that have long plagued Windows users.

To learn more about report and better understand what steps you can take to curtail today’s biggest security threats, click here.

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