Tag Archive: Malware


Top Mac Malware & Threats: Watch a MacAdmins Presentation on MacOS Threat Landscape [Video]

Are you interested in seeing a non-alarmist, data-driven, and realistic assessment of the existing malware threat environment for the Mac platform? If so, you’ll want to watch this hour long presentation from Thomas Reed of Malwarebytes. Recorded at the 2018 MacAdmins conference at Penn State University, Mr Reed uses hard data found from the Malwarebytes … Read More

Apple’s big event, iPhone 7 leaks and rumors, malware and more

Apple’s set to bring the noise at an exciting new keynote event March 21, full of iPad Air 3 and iPhone SE news, and we’re sure you’re ready to hear it. While you wait for Apple’s big event, though, we’ve gathered together all the things we think you need to know about the upcoming Apple-fest […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Malware uses Apple’s FairPlay DRM to attack iOS users

Researchers have just discovered a new malware threat for iOS devices that uses Apple’s own FairPlay DRM system as a delivery vector. Dubbed “AceDeciever” by the researchers, the malware in question can technically infect any type of iOS device, jailbroken or not, if a user downloads a third-party app. The three offending iOS apps have […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Super-simple exploit lets malware creep onto your Mac

Apple’s Gatekeeper feature was designed to keep even the most advanced users from accidentally installing malicious software on their computers, but a super-simple exploit lets hackers sneak malware onto your Mac. The exploit was discovered by Patrick Wardle, director of research at security firm Synack. Wardle found that the exploit is made possible thanks to […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Don’t worry about malware, just enjoy your Mac (and maybe win a MacBook Air)

This post is brought to you by Bitdefender. Macs are not immune to cyberattack and viruses. Though the threats are real, leading antivirus maker Bitdefender doesn’t use scare tactics to warn people about malware targeting Macs. Instead, Bitdefender is running…

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Uber’s data-sucking app is dangerously close to malware

Uber has been slammed with a ridiculous number of controversy’s over the past week, but things are about to get even worse for the ride sharing app thanks to a security researcher who just reverse-engineered the Android app code and…

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First malware targeted at non-jailbroken iPhones spreads in China

A new class of malware targeted at OS X and iOS is spreading like wildfire in China, according to new research by Palo Alto Networks. Dubbed WireLurker, the trojan hides itself in apps distributed through a third-party Chinese app store…

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Advanced Guide to Understanding OS X Malware

Note: This is an advanced topic aimed at expert Mac users. Macs are generally thought of as secure, certainly at least compared to the alternative world of Windows. But the reality is that while Macs are generally more secure than Windows, there is still legitimate potential for malware getting through to OS X, despite GateKeeper, … Read More

Unlike Android, iPhone users are totally safe from mobile malware

For years Macs have had the reputation of being less susceptible to malware than PCs. According to a new report, that also holds true when it comes to iPhones. Research by Finnish security firm F-Secure looked at reports of mobile…

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Baby Panda Malware Stealing Apple IDs And Passwords [Jailbreak]

A new malware campaign targetting users of jailbroken iOS devices has been discovered by reddit users. Called “Unflod Baby Panda,” the malware hooks into all running processes of jailbroken devices and tries to steal their Apple ID and corresponding password.…

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