Being a technology that increasingly uses more people, Apple’s operating systems are becoming more “interesting” for developers of “malware”. This is because the more people can attack more ‘profitable’ time it will “invest” in creating their viruses and malicious applications. The 10 most dangerous viruses for Apple devices
The viruses that affect Mac operating systems (either in its mobile version, iOS, and their computers, MacOS) have quadrupled since 2012 to today. If four years ago there were about 500 malicious programs for these operating systems, in 2015 and were more than 2,200, according to data collected by Panda Security.
Being a technology that increasingly uses more people, Apple’s operating systems are becoming more “interesting” for developers of “malware”. This is because the more people can attack more ‘profitable’ time it will “invest” in creating their viruses and malicious applications. “The myth that there are no viruses for Mac is history,” says the director of PandaLabs, Luis Corrons. “Only in 2015 we detected twice as ‘malware’ for these operating systems which detect a year earlier.”
Corrons states that if a Mac user or any other mobile didpositivo Apple sees the team “starts operating in an excessively slow” or notice “a high consumption of CPU, memory, disk or network “then” should suspect that your device might have been infected, “he adds. Panda has shared the list of the ten viruses most modern and dangerous Mac.
It has been detected this year and is the most dangerous of all those who have lately detected in Panda Security ‘malware’. It spreads via USB to iOS devices and install “apps” malicious. The deception is that applications appear normal Apple Store, but really are modified so that they can take control of the iPhone or iPad to kidnap or take with your keys.
In 2015 came the RansomCrypt, which is the first “ransomware” functional for MacOSX. It is a ‘ransomware’ to hijack your Apple devices. Directly cuts your access to all data and asks for a ransom for them.
This is an extension that is installed in your browser to inject malicious advertising. It seems a harmless application to download videos from YouTube super fast way, but installed on your computer, also begins to inject advertising without stopping to compromised sites.
It is another Trojan designed to steal information from your Mac. Since most of the “malware” for Mac OS X, usually reach devices by downloads that are not official.
More than a virus, MacVX is a browser plugin that helps you watch videos with higher quality at higher speeds. However, MAcVx is listed as “adware” and as Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) since floods your browser ads.
This is a Trojan for Mac OS X that infects computers by installing malicious add-ons to your browser. Once it is on your computer, use it to steal the credentials of several sites dedicated to exchange bitcoins and websites that support them as payment.
This “malware” installs a “back door” on your computer that allows it to be installed in either Mac OS X or iOS applications that might give access to your data to third parties. From your passwords for email or social networks to your current accounts. However, this virus is more used to connect your device to a network with which to make a denial Distributed Services (DDoS).
It is a “malware” that takes “snapshots” and record audio of what the user sees on YouTube or any other video platform. Thus, they can get hold of your passwords and many other users to Denial of Service attacks to other websites, hijack your personal data or illegally broadcast advertising.
There comes a fake email from a courier company in which you warn that they have failed to deliver a package. By clicking on the link you get to a web that distinguishes if you use Windows or Mac to seize your operating system.
This is one of the scams for users of older Mac and still remains a threat today. In the form of advertising on legitimate websites, you lead others that are false in which supposedly you report that your computer is infected with a virus. They offer a course called free antivirus software for Mac Defender rid of the virus. However, it is a “malware” able to get the information from your credit cards or hijack your email and social networks.