They say Macs are safer than Windows PCs, but Apple’s devices have their own share of vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to seize full control of the systems.
If you’re still unsure of why you should update your operating system to the latest version, here’s a true story I hope will persuade you why it’s the right thing to do.
A Swedish security expert showed how a $300 device can steal passwords from sleeping or closed Macs (the same which most people think are impenetrable to cyberattacks).
“Anyone including, but not limited to, your colleagues, the police, the evil maid and the thief will have full access to your data as long as they can gain physical access – unless the mac is completely shut down. If the mac is sleeping it is still vulnerable. Just stroll up to a locked mac, plug in the Thunderbolt device, force a reboot (ctrl+cmd+power) and wait for the password to be displayed in less than 30 seconds!”
Apple fixed this vulnerability in macOS 10.12.2, so that’s why applying these updates is key for your cyber security. Of course, the same goes for Windows, even more so than for Mac OS X.