Can you define what is the biggest trouble for you: to fall victim to a robber in the dark street corner or to a virtual identity thief? If your answer is the second option, then keep on reading.
Have you ever heard of someone talking like this: ‘’Someone hacked my Mac computer. What can I do? ’’ Have you? In case the answer is positive again, stay online!
Do you feel as if you were not completely private online? Do you suspect that your internet connection on your Mac isn’t safe enough? Again yes? From this day on you will definitely change your point of view on the internet safety and online defence.
Every second individual believes that he or she is an advanced computer user. Still the only thing they do for their online protection is installing anti-virus software. Oh, sorry… They update it from time to time, too.
At the time of internet hackers, snoopers, virtual spies and other online swindlers we can’t be 100%-safe on the network. But here’s the kicker: there even can be someone monitoring you via your web-camera.
There are various operating systems for personal computers nowadays. The developers of each of them create their own tools to provide a certain level of security for their users online and offline.
Millions of people use Mac OSX as it is believed to be very safe. Actually, Mac systems are getting more and more popular, there is also an increase in the malicious software. Of course, the Apple Mac computers are more secure than the Windows computers. Nevertheless, it is reported that Mac operating systems are attacked by hackers.
There are substantial risks for infecting your Mac system. Have a look at some examples:
- Xagent malware can steal keywords and other data saved on your computer.
- Notorious Fruitfly monitors users’ activity via their own web-cameras and takes photos of the sensitive information.
- KeRanger encrypts all your data and you are offered to pay for its decoding. If you don’t pay, you will never be able to access it.
The examples prove that though Mac is more reliable than Windows or Linux, the users of Mac computers should also keep an eye on their online security and protection of their computer system. Even a sustainable OS needs additional protecting.
What can be done? How to defend yourself online?
The solution has been found by talented IT-specialists a few years ago. They invented VPN which is Virtual Private Network. It has become a life-line for those Mac users who care about being private and secure online.