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Report: last year, Mac was attacked by rogue software for the first time, surpassing windows

via:博客园     time:2020/2/12 16:16:47     readed:797


According to a report released on Tuesday by Malwarebytes, a professional security company, in 2019, for the first time, the number of rogue software attacks detected on Apple's computer terminals (MACS) exceeded the number of rogue software attacks against windows computers, with advertising software accounting for the majority of all attacks detected.

Malwarebytes said in its annual rogue software status report that the number of detected Apple computer rogue software increased by more than 400% year on year.

The company summarized the attack detection of computer devices and found that in 2019, 11 rogue software attacks were encountered on each apple computer terminal, higher than 4.8 attacks in 2018. In contrast, the survey results show that 5.8 rogue software attacks are detected on each Windows terminal in the same period.

Apple's computer is rapidly becoming a cybercriminal, the report says

It should be noted that in the global personal computer market, the vast majority of manufacturers except apple use Microsoft's windows operating system, and windows plays a dominant role. In addition, personal computers have been recognized as a sunset market in the industry, and sales have continued to decline over the past years. According to the reports of market institutions, Apple's sales have also declined significantly, and its overall market share has declined.

Apple's share is declining. Why are rogue software attacks on Apple increasing?

According to media analysis, one possible reason is the significant growth of edge rogue software (that is, non mainstream software). Malwarebytes pointed out that Apple's standard operating system security measures are more focused on preventing important rogue software, rather than advertising software and potentially harmful programs, so that these two types of rogue software can spread rapidly on the MAC side.

In fact, the most common Apple platform rogue software

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Although the number of rogue software detection for Apple's platform is increasing, according to the professional company, Apple Mac OS is still a relatively safe environment as long as users still pay attention to some weird phenomena on computers. As pointed out in the report, in 2019, in addition to a rogue software, all other rogue software mainly involves luring users to download and open rogue software.

Within apple, the importance of the pc business has been declining. In the fourth quarter of last year, Apple's

Due to the decline in sales, Apple has significantly reduced the frequency of notebook product updates, which has also caused some old users' dissatisfaction.

In the fourth quarter of last year, Apple's computer sales were only 5.26 million units, according to Gartner, a US technology market research firm. Its global share continued to decline, shrinking to 7.5%. Such share is only one-third of that of the companies in the world's first PC group (Lenovo Group, HP, Dell). In addition, the total sales volume of the second group of personal computers, composed of apple, Acer and ASUS, is only the sales volume of one company in the first group.

The personal computer is Apple's hair business, but Apple's iPhone, launched in 2007, not only brought a mobile Internet to human society, but also radically changed the company's attributes. A few years ago, apple was named

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