Can a Mac Computer get Virus?
Date Added: Mar 23, 2011
|Mac Computers and Virus are not synonymous with each other unlike Windows systems which are more prone to security risks. You may have probably heard a lot less about a Mac computer getting a virus then a Windows computer getting one. Mac Computers are considered to be running on one of the most secure system which prevents it from malicious attacks. However, it is not entirely impossible for your MacBook to get a virus if you engage in some risky activity.
If you open a suspicious link leading to a phishing site or any website distributing malware then your Mac computer can become infected with malicious programs. However, even if a Mac computer gets infected with virus it all begins and ends at the starter level.
Apple Inc. has you covered and there are two primary reasons to believe in this statement. First Mac computers sets up a separate administrator account for doing dangerous things which alerts users to various malware approaches. Secondly Mac computers come with an active firewall with no ports open. If no ports are open it becomes impossible for viruses to move from one computer to another.
Buffer overflow is another approach hackers try to exploit. Hackers usually sends out more data to a program than what it is expecting but without open ports it becomes impossible for hackers to penetrate the system. However, Macs connected to internet through a vulnerable browser or to the local area network are to some degree exposed to the threat.
Moreover, Apple Inc. has taken a proactive step of shielding its new OS X 10.7 (Lion) by releasing it to security experts. This will help Apple to remain a step ahead of hackers, malware and viruses.
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