Many of the Apple users I run across in my daily life still believe that Macs, MacBooks, iPads, and iPhones are immune from hacking. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cyber-criminals have been writing exploits for the Apple platform, including iOS, since at least 2011. Mac users need to secure their computers too.
To that end, last December Apple pushed out an automatic security update that fixed and issue reported by US-CERT regarding flaws in the Network Time Protocol (NTP) that could allow remote attackers to take control of computer remotely. If you have set your updates setting to manual, then you need to go out and get this important patch. If your settings are automatic, then you are already protected. If you are not sure – then find out!
Yes, Windows is still the biggest target and most exploits are targeting that platform, but there are exploits for OSx, iOS, Android, and Linux platforms. If it is a computer, you need to secure it with a good malware scanner/preventer, and a firewall.Share