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Mac computers have long had the reputation of being more reliable and secure than PC’s mainly because the system they run called Mac OS –Mac Operating System (written in Unix) is very different from that of say, Microsoft Windows. Whereas some systems like Windows has many automated tasks including updates, Apple’s system requires the user to give permission often via a password for any changes to the system. In recent times threats to computer systems have changed and the OS needs to be updated to avoid their security being compromised. A recent survey by security company DUO revealed that out of 73,000 Mac computers operating in the real world 4.2 percent of them were not running the firmware they should have been based on their operating system. Firmware is the core system that runs when you first turn on the machine to check all is in order. Malicious code can