IT Support & Macs: Busting the Mac Myth

IT Support & Macs

Apple computers are no safer or better protected from malware than any other brand. According to a study conducted by Malwarebytes Labs, malware in Mac operating systems jumped a whopping 230% between 2016 and 2017. The myth that Apple computers are in any way better at anti-virus protection than any other brand is steadily being disproven.

How can you implement IT support to protect yourself?

Now more than ever, it is key to consistently update your anti-virus protection software. As new threats are uncovered each day, anti-virus software works doubly as hard to stop those threats in their tracks.

Be mindful of emails from unknown or strange usernames. Confirm with various service providers (banks, online shopping accounts, etc.) that an email is legitimate before typing in any personal information. More often than not, if it looks like a scam, it probably is a scam.

Run security checks on your hardware to ensure unauthorized programs are not running in the background. Check out TechRadar’s guide to protecting your Mac for more information, and contact us at Frontier Solutions if you have any more questions or concerns.

Shaun Rowsell