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Things that happen every four years: Olympic Games, Presidential elections, and now new Mac ransomware

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I hope that you're right, but I don't think that that's entirely true - and especially not when you take into account proofs of concept which, of course, can become very real threats when they leave the lab.

Viruses like Macarena or Clapzok.A, Safari-get or OSX/Pirrit.

The thing to remember about Viruses though is that they still require human interaction to spread, whether that's the deliberate execution of an infected program, or the insertion of infected media. This is in contrast to a worm which can spread through a network without any human intervention beyond turning the computer on - and there really are no (known) worms which affect Apple devices.

Whether these continue to work on modern macOS like Catalina is, of course, debatable.

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