Apple devices to be at a greater risk of malware infection in 2016: Report

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US software security firm Symantec Corporation warns cyber threats would increase in the next year, especially risks to Apple devices, internet of things (IoT), and critical infrastructure.


US software security firm Symantec Corporation warns cyber threats would increase in the next year, especially risks to Apple devices, internet of things (IoT), and critical infrastructure.

Symantec’s security intelligence team, in its report “The Internet Security Threat Report Volume (ISTR) 20”, also noted that the need for biometric security would grow, the battle between ransomware gangs and malware distribution networks will heat up, the need for encryption will escalate and the cyber attacks and data breaches will drive the need for cyber insurance.

The report, noting that International Data Corporation (IDC) or Apple now accounts for 13.5% of global smartphone shipments and 7.5%of global PC shipments, noted that the increase in usage would see rise in the level of Apple-related malware infections -- denting the perception that Apple devices are “free from malware”.

 

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