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The truth about Apple Mac security, and it's not good

The truth about Apple Mac security, and it's not good

While Microsoft has always been target numero uno for security vulnerabilities, another company actually had the most security vulnerabilities in 2014. It was Apple.

Many of you have probably heard that Apple computers don't "get viruses," but the number of security vulnerabilities discovered this year means that hackers might have a new target.

Here's how Apple stacks up against its competition:

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As you can see in the chart, these vulnerabilities are prioritized as "high," "medium" and "low." Vulnerabilities marked as high are ones that allow potential cyberattackers to ruin your computer, while ones marked as low mean that hackers have far less power.

Most of the vulnerabilities discovered on OSX and iOS devices are higher priority.

If you think back to the past year, you'll probably remember bugs like Shellshock, Poodle and others that allowed hackers to wreak havoc on iOS devices.

Want to find out more about the mobile app viruses that may target Apple devices? Click here.

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Source: Neowin
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