A cyberattack on the Mac could cripple internet service, analysts say
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Mac users will soon have to contend with a serious problem, but they’ll also have to worry about an online attack.
An attack on Macs could be a big deal.
A computer attack on the internet is something that can be hard to prevent, and that’s something that Apple has been trying to do for years, but experts say it’s only going to get more difficult.
A new report from security firm Symantec says Mac users could be left with little choice but to rely on their PCs for their Internet access.
It’s not only that the Mac is the only computer with an internet connection, but that if an attacker is able to hijack one, it could be possible for the attacker to get access to all users’ computers.
That’s the conclusion of Symantech researchers, who have analyzed a number of Mac attacks that have targeted Macs in recent months.
They say the Mac users should be prepared for a significant disruption to their services.
“The Mac has become the default computing platform for people, and we should be aware of any issues that may arise,” Symantek’s senior research engineer, Dan O’Brien, said in a blog post.
“That’s because we can’t guarantee Macs will be unaffected by this attack.
There’s no guarantee that they won’t be.”
Symantech found that the attackers had used a variety of methods to hijak a Mac’s network, including phishing emails and phishing links that were sent to users through Macs.
The attack did not impact the Mac itself, and it didn’t affect users who were using the Mac as a standalone computer, but Symantect said it could affect the operating system and the entire network.
Symantec researchers say a Mac attack is particularly significant because it’s likely to happen a lot, as attacks on Mac devices are increasing every year.
The number of attacks has increased from less than 20 last year to nearly 40 this year.
Symants researchers also analyzed data from a Mac update released in September that added a fix for a bug that could allow attackers to gain full access to a Mac.
That fix was rolled out to Macs released in January and March.
They said the fix was supposed to address a “bug” that allowed attackers to get full access.
But Symantes researchers said it didn�t address the underlying vulnerability that allowed an attacker to use the fix to hijacks a Mac and hijack users who didn�ve updated to that version.
They added that they found the fix didn�re being applied on all Macs, including those released in March and April.
The report suggests the attackers could also hijack Macs through phishing email attacks, which use an HTML attachment to try and trick users into opening a malicious attachment.
That’s what Symantebreak found happened with the latest Mac update to address the phishing attack.
The phishing issue is also now fixed.
Symanticech researchers said they�ve identified other attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in the Apple operating system, but said they still do not know the extent to which they�re occurring.
They also said that it�s not clear whether these attacks are being carried out by the same group of hackers.
Mac users will need to take steps to protect themselves against this attack and avoid being affected.
They should:Turn off automatic updates that are installed on your Mac when it gets a new OS.
Symantis researchers said the best way to do that is to disable automatic updates on all the Macs and to run the OS update tool.
They recommend you do this every six to 12 months.
When updating to a new version of OS X, do the same thing to disable the OS updates that you�ve been using.
Symanthes report also recommends you download a security patch that includes an update that fixes the phished email issue.
If you have a Mac, you should also consider installing a version of the software that does not include an update to fix the phish issue.
SymAntec recommends that you update to the latest version of software that fixes your bug or to the newest version of a Mac software that doesn�t have the phisher issue.
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