Apple devices are renowned for their cybersecurity protections, a feature which means many users are convinced that their iPhone, iPad or iMac are impenetrable. So, the question of whether Apple devices are vulnerable to malware is long-standing – and there are mixed responses out there. The short answer is yes, it is possible for an Apple device to get a virus. However, this kind of event is far less likely to happen to those with Apple devices, compared with PC or Android devices. So, why is this? In this article, we explore why Apple devices are generally less vulnerable to malware, including the built-in features which bolster their cybersecurity credentials. Additionally, we look at vulnerabilities which Apple devices can have, which can result in malware seeping through, to warn users of Apple devices of the dangers of relying wholly on built-in security infrastructure.
Why are Apple devices less vulnerable to infection?
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