Since its inception in the late 70s, Apple has been a pioneer for a technological leap. For example how Apple created a computer product that can be used for household, then how Mac OS used GUI that lets you open the windows and icons on the computer instead of typed programming language, how to use the mouse as the Apple GUI technology supporting it, and Apple’s ceaseless innovation with a concise but complete OS, developed the iPod which solves disputes between free song downloads with the artists who compose the song, iPhone, and iPad which became a pioneer for all modern tablets. Behind its stunning development, some myths have sprung up about Apple.
This article will discuss one of the biggest myths surrounding Apple is whether Apple products are immune to the virus. Are Apple products immune to the virus? This myth evolved from differences in OS used, in which Mac OS or iOS described as a different type of OS and superior also, which makes Apple products are immune to the virus.
But scientifically, the difference lies only in the ‘how much’ and ‘what type of malware’ that infects Mac. First of all, there is not a lot of malware that is designed for Mac OS. Malware developers typically want to reach the target as much as possible, and Mac users are not the target. The reason is as follows:
• Windows PC covers 90 percent of the quarter the market share of new computers sold by vendors in the US.
• Microsoft Windows can support a lot of cheap PC hardware.
• Optimization version for Windows server running thousands of servers worldwide, while Mac is rarely used as a server.
Secondly, the type of malware that infects Mac OS does not depend on the fragility and tends to attack its negligence. For example, malware disguised as anti-virus program for Mac, with the name Mac Protector, Mac Defender, Apple Security Center and other titles. This myth developed from mouth to mouth and causes a lot of misunderstanding, but now you have known the truth!