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Shocking! Apple’s OS X rated as most vulnerable

As Apple consultants we often hear people say “We use Apple Macs, we don’t need to be worry about malware because Macs are more secure than Windows.”

Is this commonly held belief still true?  The popularity of Apple Mac and iOS devices means we’re now a much larger (sometimes complacent) target for commercial attackers trying to monetise the results of malware.

In a recent study conducted by CVE Details, a website that tracks and categorises software exploits and publicly lists them under their respected CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) numbers, it was found that Apple’s software was vulnerable to more than 700 software bugs in 2015 alone.

How can I protect myself?

The good news is that there are three simple steps you can take to protect yourself from this threat:

  1. Regularly run security and patch updates on your operating system and applications.  This must include apps like Adobe AIR, Flash, Reader, Chrome, Firefox, Jave etc.
  2. Run a robust, always up-to-date, Ant-Virus solution, like Webroot on all your devices.
  3. Put a cloud backup system in place that regularly copies all your business critical (and personal data) into the cloud.

Next Steps

If you’d like to know more about how our range of managed services can help you put these simple steps in place for a low, fixed, monthly cost then get in touch on 0800 007 3040

 

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