Are Macs Really Safer than PCs?

Are Macs Really Safer than PCs?

A very popular belief is that a Mac is safer than a Windows PC.  Although it is true that the nature of Mac operating system secures it against most viruses, Macs are still vulnerable to other types of malicious software such as trojans, ransomware, cryptoviruses, spyware, adware and scareware.  Don't be lulled into a false sense of security just because you use a Mac.  There are still many measures you must take to protect yourself from infection, data loss and identity theft.

Explore what you need to know before buying your next computer when Jake discusses the truths and tales of Mac security in this episode of TechCast with Jake.

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Jake's Tips for Better Security for Macs:

  1. Be wary of email file attachments.
  2. Use unique passwords for each of your web/cloud accounts.
  3. Enable two-factor authentication wherever possible.
  4. Keep system updates and security patches current.
  5. Backup your data onsite and offsite.
  6. Install anti-malware protection.
  7. Use ad-blocking plug-ins for your browser.
  8. Avoid using public Wi-Fi.

Helpful Links:
Webroot Antivirus for Mac - contact AXICOM
Malwarebytes for Mac (free)
Dropbox for Mac
AxiShare for Mac - contact AXICOM
How to enable two-factor authentication for Office 365, Gmail, Facebook, Twitter and Skype
AdBlock Plus
Private Internet Access VPN

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