Microsoft announced that Windows Defender ATP—its built-in anti-malware tool—is coming to macOS.
Security expert Maik Morgenstern talks about iPhones and viruses and how in theory an iPhone could get one.
“In theory, yes,” Maik Morgenstern, chief technology officer for AV-Test, told Digital Trends. “However, the practical hurdles are quite high, and it is unlikely for a normal user to get affected. But vulnerabilities exist that can be exploited by attackers.”
Kaspersky Labs wrote an informative blog post on why you don’t need an iOS antivirus app. In short, apps can’t access other apps’ data.
If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.
Because Apple sandboxes apps from one another, it’s not even possible to scan for viruses. Apps can’t directly interact with one another or the operating system.
With Bryan out on vacation Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins Jeff Gamet to talk about why Bob doesn’t routinely run a malware checker on his Mac, plus the rant a little about cell service providers, and talk about their macOS High Sierra upgrade experiences.
Dr. Mac says: “Whenever malware is in the news, people ask me what I use to protect my Mac from malware. I still say “nothing,” as I have since time immemorial.” Find out why in this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #233)!
Mac malware is up in 2017, but you won’t believe how bad it is on Windows.
Two of these tools were said to stop MacSpy and MacRansom dead in their tracks.