Windows Malware Modified to Target Macs

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XLoader Malware is a popular tool crooks use to steal private information like passwords from Windows PCs. Now, crooks have modified the virus to target Mac systems.

Macs have long had the reputation of being more secure than Windows, but part of that is because a lot fewer people use them, especially businesses. However, that number has risen recently and Macs account for about 15% of desktop and laptops in use worldwide.

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Hackers aren’t about to let opportunities like that go to waste. The malware is available as a subscription service on the Dark Web. Crooks can pay around $50 a month to have access to the service, which is able to steal passwords from browsers and email clients.

These viruses can be very difficult to detect, so prevention is the best cure. Mac users should follow the same security rules we’ve spent years driving into Windows user’s brains.

Be incredibly careful about what attachments you open and what links you click on.

Have security software installed on your device and use it.

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  1. Hi Cyn : Thanks for all of your help over the years with both my dell & now my iMac . I look forward to your weekly updates and there have been times your advice has been a big help getting out of a hard place ,both before and after I did something wrong or just plain stupid . Today could you please suggest some free antivirus apps for my 2019 27″ iMac , running on
    Big Sur 11.5.1 with the free Malwarebytes app installed also if there is a free malware app
    that you feel is better or one I should add please include those . I will close by saying I realize most problems are caused by the loose NUT holding the mouse , Thanking You Richie

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