Ransomware & Spyware Targets Apple’s Mac Computers With Apple’s market share growing, it is fair to assume cyber criminals will broaden their hacking horizons beyond Windows PCs. Recently, ransomware was found targeting Mac computers. Ransomware, or the malicious software that encrypts user data and demands payment in order for the user to regain access, has […]
Leo Watson at digitaltrends.com offers a compelling confession of a former Mac user and his transition back to the PC.
Over the years I’ve attended a number of conferences and panels on what originally was called Spyware and Adware. I think we’ve finally settled on using the term Malware for any kind of spyware, virus, Trojan horse or any kind of unwanted computer invasion. I fondly remember my first conference in Washington DC which included panel discussions like “What is Spyware”.