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Gameover trojan does not affect Macs

Published June 3rd, 2014 at 9:44 AM EDT , modified June 3rd, 2014 at 9:44 AM EDT

There have been a lot of people concerned about malware like Gameover, ZeuS, Cryptolocker and others recently, usually right after an outbreak of news reports. It’s important to understand that these are all Windows threats, and do not affect the Mac in any way. If you’re using a Mac, you need not do anything to remain safe from these things; you are safe by nature of using a Mac. Keep an eye on this site to be alerted to new Mac malware, when it appears, and read my Mac Malware Guide to learn how to keep yourself safe.


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  • Jill says:

    What about if you are running Microsoft Office for Mac? does this leave me open to a threat? Sorry – “bear of little brain” when it comes to technology

  • Ark says:

    Watch out for running a virtual machine with Windows on it. As I understand Cryptolocker will lock any files it can reach, which will include your Mac if you have opened any sharing between the virtual windows and the Mac! In Parallels under Configure -> security check “isolate VM from Mac” to be safe.

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