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iDoctor year-end roundup: the most common Mac threats in 2015June 5, 2016
According to the latest research that was conducted by iDoctor Labs, the Top 5 online threats for Mac users are related to scams and theft, such as an increase in ransomware (the type of malware that allows remote access to your Mac), password theft and phishing scams, and other forms of Internet vulnerabilities. Attacks on the social networks have also become very popular in 2015, and now we can see mass startups of social networks with encrypted systems. Another common threat comes directly from so-called security software applications by using misleading advertisements to distribute malicious software. This is one of the most common reasons why many users do not trust security software vendors. “If we look at cyber security data from any previous year, the usage of any security or protection software by Mac users is extremely low. Primarily because of widespread belief that Macs are invincible and not vulnerable to many of the security threats that are commonly faced by PC users. Despite this fact, malware is evolving and poses a real threat to Mac users. Our anti-malware database is updated on a daily basis, but the latest trends in cyber threats are as a wake-up call for security improvements in our software in 2016.” - says Yaroslav Molokoiedov, iDoctor spokesman. In 2015, iDoctor users have determined that the most useful features in the application were the fast cleaner, duplicates cleaner, and encryption tool. The independent security certification organization OPSWAT shared the same opinion in their November Market Share Report, which says that Mac users should pay attention to cleaning and security software. According to the report, Mac users are still under-protected and, in comparison to Windows users, are much less likely to have anti-malware or data encryption software installed. This includes the RTP (Real Time Protection) software, where current figures of Mac users are still extremely low in comparison to Windows users. During 2015, iDoctor has received 15 awards from the leading software download portals and independent testing centers. The most honored and prestigious award came from OPSWAT Certification (https://goo.gl/zufjGr). iDoctor was awarded in the following categories: Antiphishing (GOLD CERTIFIED), Backup Client (GOLD CERTIFIED), Data Loss Prevention (GOLD CERTIFIED), and Hard Disk Encryption (BRONZE CERTIFIED). Another important development of 2015 is cooperation with the independent review service Shopper Approved (http://goo.gl/uixpsn). This service provides unbiased user reviews with iDoctor receiving 4,7 out 5 points. The high satisfaction rating is a good indicator of the real value of the software. iDoctor is relatively new on the market of Mac applications, but offers the powerful tools that many users will find useful. As the year comes to an end, the development team of iDoctor is looking to the future and the best way to determine necessary changes in the application. -- About Kovell Ventures Ltd. Kovell Ventures Ltd. is an independent software development company that provides high-quality technology solutions for Mac users from around the globe, with an ultimate goal to facilitate both companies and individuals to effectively manage their daily informational routine. Our solutions are designed primarily to meet the needs of consumers by providing them with the best products and services together with 24/7 customer support, and to manage different kinds of problems that may arise.