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      b
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      In 2019, the company [Malwarebytes] detected an average of 11 threats per Mac endpoint compared to 5.8 threats per Windows PC endpoint.

      The report also notes that macOS’s built-in security has yet to sufficiently tackle adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) compared to malware.

      The main takeaway is that no, your Apple computer isn’t more immune to malware and maybe you should take security more seriously.

      Malware Threats on Macs Outpace Windows For First Time Ever [Gizmodo]

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    • #2140098 Reply

      Alex5723
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      At least the Macs don’t suffer from monthly Windows malware updates.

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      DrBonzo
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      Hmmm… A malware report 1) noting that malware directed at Macs is becoming more prevalent partially because of the expanding Mac user base and 2) written by an antimalware company.

      No potential conflict of interest there.

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      Nathan Parker
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      I’m not too worried about it, although I do practice common security practices, and I do run antimalware on my Mac just to be extra cautious.

      Nathan Parker

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      anonymous

      Windows or Mac, poor computer hygiene will still get you infected. Windows security has improved thanks to Windows Defender, and Mac security is still overall good because of its secure-by-design Unix origins. Neither of these are good justifications for being careless though.

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