Given the fact that many sites have reported malware apps this year, everybody is keeping an eye out for vulnerabilities in their security systems. According to a report posted by FireEye, hackers might smack Mac in 2016.
In the last couple of years, Apple has gained much in popularity mostly due to the fact that they managed to revolutionized the market for mobile solutions. And such transgression is not taken lightly by cyber-fiends, who, at this moment are planning their attacks.
According to the same report posted by the security website, it would seem that certain individuals might have found several breaches in Apple’s security protocols are are moving in for the kill. Also, the report states that not only Mac users are at risk of being subjected to a malware attack. It would seem that even the mobile devices are at risk.
If we take a look back in time, we would discover that this kind of attacks is far from impossible. In the first months of 2014 occurred an attack so heinous, that it made all users question the company’s capabilities of protecting their assets. During the so-called Masque Attack, multiple individuals were able to steal certain applications from the online store and replace them with malware infected versions.
Users would usually download a specific application from the Store, open it up and would suspect nothing as to the application’s contents. However, the application was specifically designed to mimic every aspect of the original application, apart from the fact that, in the background, the application would download infected packages, all filled with Trojans or other malware programs.
The report was also drafted in the form of a paper which was entitled “Looking Forward: The 2016 Security Landscape”.Bryce Boland from FireEye and the author of this paper used this opportunity in order to analyze how several online services fare in terms of security protocols.
His conclusion was that hackers might smack Mac in 2016 and that the villains also set their eyes on other online facilities provided by the tech giant, such as Apple Pay or other types of online payment services.
It would see that some pieces of good news are coming from another source. According to Dick O’Brien, Symantec’s big chief, the numbers confirm that 2015 is a record-holder when it comes to malware attacks. Also, the attacks seemed to have targeted the Osx system. But, according to his appraisal of the situation, Apple still remains fairly safe, in terms of susceptibility to malware attacks.