Is it True that Macs Can’t Get Viruses?
We are sorry to say that unfortunately, Macs are not completely immune against viruses. While they do have extra security measures in place that block a lot of popular computer viruses, these defenses don’t particularly help against identity theft and other vulnerability we get from being online.
Without safe web practices, your Mac is still at risk. To keep you protected we suggest implementing practices like —-
— Using a Safe Browser.
Not all browsers are the same, browsers like Chrome and Safari have implemented multiple security measures to warn you of unprotected websites and websites that will try to download files to your computer. But if you’re looking for something that protects even more, give us a call on for our tips on the safest browsers you can implement in your office
— Enable 2-Factor Identification
Password protection is key. We always suggest a username, password, and an additional question or backup device to keep your files as safe as possible.
— Avoid Using Public Wi-Fi
This is always a no-no. Public wi-fi — either open or password protected — gives you little security over your information. Always use a trusted wi-fi or your cellphones network to access the internet. And if you do need to use public wi-fi, avoid going to any sites that contain saved password information or credit card information.
— Get IT Support
Having an IT support system is a great way for companies to maintain safety online. It’s difficult enough to maintain your security on your own devices, let alone all the computers/ iPads/Phones that are running within a company. With IT Support, we can watch your back. We’ll manage your network to ensure privacy and security measures are in place and monitor your network for any security breaches and they come.
While choosing Mac over PC isn’t the security answer of your dreams, Hooks IT can be a great solution to ensuring your computers and working for you. Give us a call and let’s see how we can best maintain the safety and functionality of your technology for your business!