The loyal bunch of Apple users (Mac computers, iPhones, and iPads) have lately found how their systems annoy them with an Apple Security Alert pop-up message. The supposed reason for this pop-up is to inform the user that the device in question is hacked, infected with a digital threat, or that important information is at risk.
The message is well done and looks legitimate, but it’s a scam. It’s meant to make the users afraid enough to cough up some money and personal data and help unwittingly to spread malware.
While the message looks legitimate, it’s essential to remember that sending security warnings has never been Apple’s cup of tea. It’s a fake. If you come across it, you should avoid clicking on its content, and you must never follow the instructions it issues. Your device is fine, and the only risk, in this case, is you falling for a scam.
This article will tell you what this thing is, how it accomplishes a nefarious goal, and how to get rid of it once and for all.