Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:57:36 +0000

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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Mac cryptocurrency ticker app installs backdoors

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 17:20:00 +0000

A Mac application named CoinTicker has been found installing two different backdoors, capable of keylogging, data theft, execution of arbitrary commands, and more.

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Mac malware intercepts encrypted web traffic for ad injection

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:00:43 +0000

New Mac malware has been found that intercepts encrypted traffic for the purpose of injecting ads into web pages. But could this adware be used for more devious purposes in the future?

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Holes found in Mojave’s privacy protection

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Issues with the privacy protection features of macOS Mojave have already begun to appear, and may cause more problems than they solve.

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Safari users: Where did your extensions go?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.

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Mac App Store apps are stealing user data

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:08:24 +0000

There are several apps in the Mac App Store that are collecting data about users that they should not be collecting. Here’s what you need to know.

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New strain of Mac malware Proton found after two years

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A new variant of the Mac malware Proton, which was rampant on macOS last year, has been found dating back to at least two years ago. Learn how this could still affect your Mac today.

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Your Mac Does Not Turn On: How to fix

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:06:27 +0000

If you are using your Mac every day with no issues, then that’s great. However, sometimes, like all computers, the Mac also does not respond to  pressing the power button. If this happens, and you have no idea what to do, then it can lead to a lot of frustration. There could be several reasons…

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Is My Mac Secure from Malware and Viruses?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:29:25 +0000

Do you own a Mac? If so, you might have the common perception that they’re more secure from internet threats than Windows PCs. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The truth is that Macs have historically not been targeted by hackers as frequently as Windows systems, simply because there were fewer to attack, so it didn’t…

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New Mac cryptominer uses XMRig

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 15:00:00 +0000

New Mac cryptominer malware is using the XMRig library to mine Monero on infected Macs.

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