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Mac malware outpaced Windows PCs threats for first time

That’s a distinction Apple most probably doesn’t want.

Mikey Campbell, Apple Insider »

In its annual State of Malware Report (PDF link), antivirus software maker Malwarebytes tracked a more than 400% increase in detected Mac malware on a year-over-year basis.

Tallying up threat detections on a per endpoint basis, calculus applied to account for growth in the number of Macs running Malwarebytes software, the firm found 11 threats per Mac endpoint in 2019, up from 4.8 in 2018. By comparison, results show an average of 5.8 threats detected per Windows endpoint over the same period.

The report speculates Macs are quickly becoming a sweet target for cybercriminals due to increased marketshare, though recent industry estimates show Apple’s slice of market shrank over the past two quarters.


Mac threats increased exponentially in comparison to those against Windows PCs. While overall volume of Mac threats increased year-over-year by more than 400 percent, that number is somewhat impacted by a larger Malwarebytes for Mac userbase in 2019. However, when calculated in threats per endpoint, Macs still outpaced Windows by nearly 2:1.

More » The Register

Apple Arcade launched today » Here’s a list of the available online games

The service expects to offer more than 100 games on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, and Apple TV for US$5 / CDN$6 a month.

Apple Arcade features ‘Family Sharing’ which allows up to six users to share the same account at no additional cost.

» CNET has a breakdown of the games…

More » Mac Observer

Mac Web Open

Mac Open Web is a collection of open and indie Mac, iOS, and web apps that help promote the open web.

Not only open source software, but they included in the list.

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