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It's official: The Mac has a security problem

Apple software chief Craig Federighi confirmed Mac software vulnerability mid-May 2021 (Source: Wccftech)
Apple software chief Craig Federighi (Source: Wccftech)
According to Apple’s software chief Craig Federighi, the company's computers are less secure than iOS devices due to the fact that app stores on the Mac are regularly exploited. This sometimes leads to malware infections, but Federighi also said that "a Mac can be operated safely" despite this problem.

The fact that third-party apps can be installed on Macs is not something new, but this fact is also a security issue. According to the company's software chief Craig Federighi, this vulnerability makes iOS devices safer to use than Apple computers, but Macs "can be operated safely" after all.

Speaking at the ongoing Epic Games v. Apple trial, Federighi said that "iOS has established a dramatically higher bar for customer protection. The Mac is not meeting that bar today. The Mac is a car. You can take it off road if you want and you can drive wherever you want. That's what you wanted to buy." He continued by stating that "a certain level of responsibility" is required when using Macs, something not needed when interacting with iOS devices.

According to Apple's software chief, no less than 130 pieces of Mac malware have affected more than 300,000 machines since last May. While he claims that iOS devices and Macs target different types of users and the latter are not suited for use by children without supervision, Epic's lawyer highlighted the fact that Apple does not market these two categories of products accordingly.

Do you have any malware-related experience on Macs or iOS devices that you would like to share? The comments section is all yours, as usual.  

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Codrut Nistor, 2021-05-20 (Update: 2021-05-21)