For years, Mac owners were led to believe that their computers were more or less immune from malware infections. In fact, if you asked them for an opinion on the best anti-virus protection, chances are the response would be “Buy a Mac”.
But the truth is Macs were never immune from “catching” malware at all. The malware developers simply chose to concentrate their efforts on the much larger pool of Windows machines instead in an effort to get “more bang for the buck”.
Well, apparently that is no longer the case.
Several major computer security research firms are reporting that Mac malware infections are on the rise, and on a percentage basis could even potentially exceed the number of Windows infections in the not so distant future. And if you think about it, it’s easy to understand why.
Most Mac users are sold on the “fact” that their Macs are immune from malware, so they never bothered to install anti-malware software on them. That means when the malware inevitably comes their way, their machines will be become infected by default.
Bottom line: If you own a Mac, your computer is not immune from malware infections. Chances are it WILL eventually become infected unless you take action to prevent it.