What you need to know
- A cybersecurity expert believes Apple hacks will increase in the future
- Claims Apple is now a "top target for hackers seeking money or power"
- Says Apple's global reach makes hacking more enticing.
Cybersecurity expert Alex Heid, chief research and development officer at SecurityScorecard, has told Business Insider he expects hacks targeting Apple will increase in the future.
According to the report, one of the main reasons that Apple is becoming a more enticing target for hackers is its reach:
The report goes on to state:
The report notes how in recent years Windows has always been the biggest target for hackers, viewed by many as far easier target thanks to weaker security and higher market share. In recent months however, a number of successful attacks against Apple seems to have shattered the idea that Apple software is "impenetrable". The report also notes that because Apple's software is proprietary, the money to be made trhough successful hacking is substanial.
According to Heid, hackers are likely to try and replicate the model of previous successful attacks against Apple, where malicious software was able to run on iPhones undetected.
An ominous prediction, however there has certainly been a marked increase in reported hacks, attacks and malware against Apple devices and users. Certainly, as Apple's market presence continues to increase, the incentive for hackers to try and crack Apple devices will increase along with it.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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