Do Apple devices need anti-virus software?

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 06:03:00 -0700

Apple’s devices are far better defended against malware and viruses than other platforms, but does this mean they don’t need anti-virus software?

No, yes and maybe

I’ve lost track of the number of times Mac users have told me Macs don’t need virus protection because they are inherently more robust against such attacks.

I’ve also lost count of how many security researchers have said that Apple devices are becoming more liable to being attacked as their market share grows.

Both are right. Both are wrong.

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Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:25:00 -0700

Apple will soon make a code review mandatory for all applications distributed outside its own Mac App Store by new developers, a first step towards requiring all Mac software to pass similar reviews.

The Cupertino, Calif. company argued that the process, which it calls “notarization,” would build a more secure macOS environment. “We’re working with developers to create a safer Mac user experience through a process where all software, whether distributed on the [Mac] App Store or outside of it, is signed or notarized by Apple,” the company stated in an April 10 message on its developer portal.

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