Macs are more vulnerable to malware than PCs

Macs are more vulnerable to malware than PCs

Malware targeting Apple's Mac devices is growing at a faster rate than ever before, a new report by Malwarebytes is suggesting.

As a matter of fact, it has grown so widespread that it managed to outpace PC malware this year for the first time.

According to the company's analysis, there have been 11 threats per Mac endpoint, compared to 5.8 per Windows users. Malwarebytes says this represents a significant jump compared to last year, when it registered 4.8 threats per Mac endpoint. The numbers are based on the users that have Malwarebytes’ software installed.

The overall prevalence of Mac threats has risen 400 per cent this year, the company says, adding that the growth of its Mac userbase probably played an important role. Malwarebytes concluded the report by saying that the average number of Mac threats overtook Windows “by a great deal”.


“macOS' built-in security systems have not cracked down on adware and PUPs to the same degree that they have malware, leaving the door open for these borderline programs to infiltrate,” the company said.

Adware is getting “more aggressive”, and last year the company detected 24 million Windows instances and 30 million Mac ones. However, most of these Mac threats aren’t as dangerous as those on Windows. They’re mostly adware and a few unwanted programs.

You can find the entire Malwarebytes report on this link.

Have something to say about this article? Comment below or share it with us on Facebook or Twitter.

#Cyber Attacks #Cyber Security #Malware #Apple

#Cyber Threats

More in this category: « Top benefits of cloud computing

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

back to top

Popular Cyber News

European power grid organization was hacked

European power grid organization was hacked

10 March, 2020

The organization that ensures coordination of European electricity markets said Monday that its IT network had been comp...


Cyber Exams


Follow Us


Sign up to keep in touch!

Be the first to hear the latest Cyber and Tech News straight to your mailbox.

Check out our Privacy Policy & Terms of use
You can unsubscribe from email list at any time