A troubling trajectory of malware and ransomware targeting OS X and iOS

In recent years, we’ve seen attitudes toward computer security shift from “let’s wait and see” to “protect yourselves at all costs.” And while security has been thrust center stage in all arenas, from healthcare to ecommerce to higher education, there are still entities becoming compromised to greater degrees every few months. Even President Obama is stepping up US efforts to combat cyberattacks with his recent appointment of a new Chair of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.

For over a decade, Apple users believed that they were safe because Macs don’t get viruses. And while arguably this belief was once somewhat accurate, there have been many security compromises for this to hold any truth whatsoever.

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