Hackers now look to attack MAC systems

MAC system owners around the world feel quite invincible when it comes to security risks and data leakage threats compared to traditional PC users. MAC system owners are also arguably much less likely of using any kind of security applications on their machines. However a BBC news article seems to refer to a new risk with hackers creating malware to infiltrate MACs. Popular pornographic sites are increasingly being reported to be responsible for sending virus payloads in the guise of Video Active X Object. Users must ensure to refrain from downloading any Active X object which are not authenticated with a Digital Certificate. As a user of technology one should always remember a simple principle and that is “every technology can be hacked”.

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