Apple Inc. (AAPL) Macs Receiving More Cyber Threats Than Ever


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Mac computers are getting immensely popular in the Middle East, but their rising fame is also attracting more cyber criminals towards the operating system. In February, ESET, the global security leader, cautioned users against the spread of specific malware, which is disguised as the cracked versions of popular applications including Angry Birds and BBEdit.

Improved products from ESET

To protect Mac computers against the rising tide of cyber threats, ESET has launched two new and improved products; ESET Cyber Security Pro and ESET Cyber Security solutions. Both the products are equipped with additional protection along with Apple’s built-in internet security features.

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New features included in the offering are ESET’s new Anti-Phishing Module (protects against cross-platform phishing attacks), the ESET Social Media Scanner (protecting Facebook and Twitter users). Also, ESET Cyber Security and ESET Cyber Security Pro are totally compatible with the latest operating system from Apple.

Must-have for Apple users for a virus free environment

Pradeesh VS, GM at ESET Middle East said that Mac users are not able to enjoy virus free surfing, and the numbers of cyber attacks have grown, in recent times. The Middle East is home to many Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) devices, and users “need to understand that this gives hackers a good reason to target them. Phishing is particularly successful and with the rise of social media, more threats are emerging from social platforms,” said Pradeesh.

Both the new products are an extension of the company’s expertise in protecting Windows and mobile devices to the Mac OS. The products are fast, efficient and effective for protecting Mac computers from cyber threats. Both the products “have the same small system footprint,” are easy to install and are user friendly.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Mac sales have been impressive despite the continued weakness in global PC shipments. For the fourth quarter, Apple’s U.S share jumped to 13.7% from 9.9% in 2012, according to data from Gartner. For the same period PC shipments in the U.S. totaled 15.8 million, which is a decline of 7.5% from the same period, in 2012.