IT security and control firm Sophos has released a list of common viruses that can be found on Apple Macs.
The data was collected from less than 50,000 malware reports from users of Sophos Mac anti-virus software, which revealed that many of the viruses are Windows specific and could be transferred to Macs from other platforms.
Not direct attacks
Some of these threats do not attack Macs directly but manoeuvre themselves in via other platforms.
Other threats such as Mac OS X-specific Trojans, the company says, are typically disguised by hackers on BitTorrent sites, or planted on websites disguised as downloads or plug-ins to view videos and platform-independent Java attacks.
The most common malware detected on the Sophos report was ‘Mal/ASFDldr-A’ and there were altogether six Trojan threats listed in its report.
Here is a list of the top threats as recorded by Sophos:
Mal/ASFDldr-A – 4.62pc