Brad Garnett

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Home Depot Breach: Senior Execs blame Windows

The Home Depot and Target Data Breach have a lot of similarities. Stolen vendor credentials, POS malware, etc. This article caught my attention today. It appears Home Depot Senior Executives are migrating from Windows to Macs. Historically, Macs have been not as targeted as Windows. With more Macs in the workplace, we are seeing more and more malware targeting Mac users. With Wirelurker and Masque Attack, iOS and Mac OS X are clearly targets. As more and more Macs are becoming common in the workplace, they will be targeted even more. 158 new pieces of malware are created every minute, or 158 new ways you are now vulnerable! Regardless, replacing hardware alone does not equate to security. 

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