Apple users becoming an increased target for hackers

Apple users becoming an increased target for hackers

The long run of Apple Mac users being able to look down on their Windows brethren struggling with spyware, viruses and other security exploits may, unfortunately, be coming to an end. As the popularity and market share of Apple’s OS X operating system has increased in recent years it has reached the “tipping point” at which the Internet’s scammers and other criminal elements see the potential in it as a target for their exploits.

Apple security exploits on the rise (Source: Cisco Security Annual Report 2010)