Javea Grapevine Issue No. 170 - 2014 - Page 53

The Grapevine Issue 170 2014| 53 | call it one! Mac infections are so rare that for many of who switch to OS X after years on a PC with Windows, it kind of feels like you’re on a different dimension: the OS is fun, clean, and safe. But just because Mac malware is rare certainly doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, or that it couldn’t surge to Windows-like proportions one day. Currently there are multiple malware programs circulating designed to infiltrate Mac OS. These programs are similarly designed to look like legitimate antivirus programs and tell users that their Mac is heavily infected with viruses. The program then harasses people into providing credit card information to purchase fake anti-virus program to remove the infection. This is a ploy to get your personal information. Often times these programs are automatically downloaded but cannot be installed without the permission of the user, by way of an administrator password. People who are not aware of these malware threats can unknowingly install these programs on to their machines. Most of these threats come from plug-ins and add-ons, like for browsers, which are usually distributed outside official app stores, so not everyone is a target for them. As like with a PC with Windows, depends on what you do on your computer! Well, that is all for now. Please find our contact details on our advert in this edition; in case you have any questions or queries, we can assure a quick and professional reply. If these queries are of general benefit, we will post the reply on further editions of the Grapevine so they can be for everybody’s benefit. Also, please visit our Facebook page, where we will try to keep you all posted on latest news about computers and the world around them. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ JPG-Asistencia/121514197877746 Back to work till the next post! Until then, keep clicking!! grapevine@jpg-asistencia.com www.jpg-asistencia.com Tel: +34 644 46 41 49 The JPG team