Mac Virus – How to Protect Your MAC from Viruses?
Mac operating system which has been considered as the safest OS is now being targeted by cyber forgers. Due to the sudden incline of Apple's market share and popularity, hackers trust that they may achieve their hectic targets by using Mac OS as well as Microsoft Windows.
It is said that Mac Virus is on its way but still there are no reports or complaints by Mac users. But in spite of that there are two known threats which could affect Mac OS users. The first one is called "Mac Defender" it is a rogue anti-virus program. The second one is called "Weyland-Yutani BOT" it is a crime kit used by cyber criminals to take hostage of your PC and commit cyber-crimes.
Mac defender is just like the rogue anti-virus applications which attack Microsoft Windows. Mac defender gets downloaded to your PC and runs a fake scan. It then alerts you that your PC has several infections. It says that you have to pay for this Mac defender's full version in order to remove all the threats. The purpose of this bogus application is to force you and get your credit card number. Don't fall in its trap. It's a scam! If there is a fake antivirus for Mac then creating Mac virus wouldn't be a hard task for hackers.
Weyland-Yutani BOT is a crime kit. It does web injecting and form grabbing. Mac users who use Firefox get affected by this. Weyland-Yutani BOT tries to make your computer into a zombie. It takes hostage of your computer without your knowledge. It also grabs your passwords, pin codes and other sensitive information and leaves you vulnerable.
In order to safeguard your selves from these scams don't click on unknown links and stop visiting suspicious websites. Have an anti-virus with an updated database and perform a full system scan. Mac offers a security feature called "Sand boxing" which restricts programs that can run on your PC. Make you Mac OS installed PC secured because Mac virus might be on its way.
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