The rise of Mac malware

Speakers: Thomas Reed

Level: Fundamental, Lecture

Excerpt: Macs have seen a significant rise in threats over the last few years. Learn about how the threat landscape has changed, through a look into real-world detection data, and get a closer look at some of the top threats.

Description: Things have changed a lot since Apple last aired an ad touting that Macs “don’t get PC viruses.” Of course, Macs could certainly get infected back then, but it was easy to believe they couldn’t. These days, it’s virtually impossible to sweep the Mac malware under the rug. In this talk, we’ll look at how the Mac threat landscape has changed, and will take a closer look at the top Mac threats that were seen in 2019.

About the speaker

Thomas Reed (Twitter: @thomasareed) – Director of Mac & Mobile – Malwarebytes

Mac user since 1984 and self-taught Mac security researcher. Founded The Safe Mac and created AdwareMedic, and am now working for Malwarebytes on development of their Mac and mobile products.

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