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Mac Malware Getting Much Worse: How to Protect Yourself

SAN FRANCISCO — Macs will encounter more malware in 2017, and the Apple desktop operating system may not be prepared to handle it, two security experts said at the RSA Conference here last week.

“MacOS is just as vulnerable as any other [operating system],” said Cybereason researcher Amit Serper, who gave a presentation Feb. 17. “More and more threats are coming to Mac, and they’re easy to exploit with social engineering.”

Experts predict a rise in Mac malware and other security threats. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/GettyExperts predict a rise in Mac malware and other security threats. Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty”I think we’ll see more Mac malware in 2017,” said Synack researcher Patrick Wardle, who spoke on Feb. 14. “Apple’s [built-in protections] are all really good ideas, but they have limitations.”

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