Alex Blake asks the experts if Mac users really need antivirus apps.
There’s an age-old belief in the tech world that Macs don’t get malware. Well, we know that isn’t true
Malware and viruses are not the same.
Apple’s in-built protection systems do a poor job of detecting adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)… If you fall victim to Mac malware… it’s less likely to be at the hands of a traditional virus and more likely to be due to you being tricked into installing malicious software masquerading as a trustworthy app
Humans are the weakest link. Viruses I do not worry about. Phishing malware is a bigger problem. What if you install a Mac antivirus app?
You always need to back it up with a strong dose of common sense. Don’t download apps from questionable sources; don’t overrule Gatekeeper’s warnings; don’t click links in emails from unknown senders and don’t listen to suspicious websites prompting you to install Adobe Flash Player or any other app.
Weakest link again.