Macs have never been so secure according to this study


Security updates for Apple devices are legion, and it’s common to see the Apple brand launching one without making headlines. But the accumulation of all these updates makes it possible to have, with a little hindsight, a good overview of the work done by Apple to fight against malware and other malicious programs.

Macs are real fortresses

As a reminder, Macs, if they do not have a solution as visible as Windows Defender, also have their solution to protect themselves. It’s called XProtect. Launched for the first time in 2009, it accompanies all Macs released since that date. According to researcher Howard Oakley, who works on cybersecurity, Apple’s advances in recent months are impressive.

He explains in particular that the arrival of macOS Monterey 12.3 has made it possible to take a big step forward in the protection of user data. With this update, Apple has completely overhauled how XProtect works. His serve has become even better than it already was.

An update that changes everything

Since this update, your device is searched once a day by the application, looking for malware. This is often done at night, “during the period of low user activity” assures the researcher. We don’t realize anything.

But according to Oakley, the most impressive thing is that older versions of macOS are also entitled to these security updates. After a while, a large number of people stop updating on their device, for fear of slowing them down.

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If this problem has been known for a long time in the world of cybersecurity, Apple seems to have found a remedy. The update we were talking about above (12.3) has also seen the light of day on macOS Catalina, to allow more devices to have access to it.

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