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Apple started making computers in 1976, long before they became common in most households in the developed world.
For decades, Mac users believed their computers were immune to viruses. It’s a claim that Apple expressed loudly until they doubled down on announcing in 2012 that “we don’t get PC viruses.”
The statement might have been true until Apple decided to taunt hackers worldwide with their claim. While it’s true that Macs don’t get most PC viruses, it inspired those bad actors to create an entirely new digital species of viruses and malware targeted directly at macOS.
Today, Mac users are just as vulnerable to virus and malware attacks as Windows users. Let’s take a peek at the most common malware attacks on Macs.