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Topic: malware

HandBrake for Mac developers warn of potential trojan installation following server breach

05/08/2017, 10:05 am

Mac users of HandBrake who downloaded the open source video transcoder since May 2 could have put their data at risk, after developers warned one of the mirror servers used to distribute the software had been hacked.

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Apple's Mac, iPad dodge an ugly new NSA hacker bomb targeting majority of Windows PCs globally

04/14/2017, 07:04 pm

A series of previously unknown Windows hacking tools used by the U.S. National Security Agency has been leaked, enabling "zero day" exploits to be used against millions of Windows PCs to deface websites, lock up systems to demand a ransom payment or to steal emails and other data.

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Microsoft Word macro malware automatically adapts attack techniques for macOS, Windows

03/24/2017, 10:03 am

A form of Word macro-based malware has been uncovered that can affect both macOS and Windows users when executed, with the malicious file modifying its attack method depending on which operating system it detects it is being run within.

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'Proton' Mac trojan has Apple code-signing signatures, sold to 'customers' for $50K

03/14/2017, 11:03 am

Security researchers have discovered the existence of a new trojan dubbed "Proton" being marketed in hacking forums to online criminals, claiming to ship with genuine Apple code-signing signatures that could make it a greater risk to victims.

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Old versions of ESET anti-virus for macOS subject to exploit granting root access to assailant

02/28/2017, 05:02 pm

A newly discovered exploit in an update made to ESET anti-virus package in October 2016 contains an outdated XML parser from 2007 that is vulnerable to attack, allowing root-level code execution, and ultimately a compromised machine.

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Swift-based ransomware targets macOS pirates with false decryption promise

02/22/2017, 12:02 pm

New ransomware for the Mac has been discovered by security researchers, with the "poorly coded" malware created in Swift encrypting the user's files and demanding a payment, without any possibility of decrypting the files even if the ransom is paid.

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'Xagent' malware arrives on Mac, steals passwords, screenshots, iPhone backups

02/14/2017, 07:02 pm

A Russian hacking group accused of interfering with last year's presidential election has evolved its Xagent malware package, known for its ability to infiltrate Windows, iOS, Android and Linux devices, to target Macs, according to a report on Tuesday.

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'Fruitfly' malware patched by Apple relies on 'ancient' Mac system calls

01/18/2017, 02:01 pm

Newly-patched Mac malware relies on some antiquated code predating the OS X era, but has been used in some previous real-world attacks on biomedical research groups, according to a prominent security software maker.

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Gooligan malware roots 1M Android phones in "largest Google account breach to date"

11/30/2016, 07:11 pm

A new strain of Android malware dubbed "Gooligan," thought to be "the largest Google account breach to date," is already in active circulation and three-fourths of the Android installed base is vulnerable. Once infected, devices give hackers access to the users' Gmail, Google Photos, Docs, Drive and other Google services accounts.

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New Mac malware can remotely access FaceTime camera, but macOS Gatekeeper users are protected

07/06/2016, 10:07 am

A new piece of Mac-targeting malware is in the wild, potentially allowing hackers to remotely execute code and even control the FaceTime camera on a user's computer, but Apple's own Gatekeeper security prevents the unsigned app from being installed.

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Malware-infected Transmission 2.9 app threatened OS X users, stopped by XProtect

03/06/2016, 06:03 pm

Users who downloaded the Transmission BitTorrent client on Friday or Saturday are being warned to update to the latest 2.92 version to avoid being targeted by a ransomware that infiltrated an earlier version of the open source software.

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Three new malware strains infect 20k apps, impossible to wipe, only affect Android

11/05/2015, 05:11 pm

A new adware scourge injecting itself into popular apps such as Facebook and Twitter is also "virtually impossible to uninstall," requiring infected users to replace their phones. Because it only affects users of Google's open-store Android app model, the device replacement requirement may accelerate the trend of users switching to iOS.

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Massive, sophisticated "Inception - Cloud Atlas" malware infects Windows and Android but can't exploit Apple's iOS without jailbreak

12/11/2014, 03:12 pm

A vast and sophisticated new espionage campaign targeting "military, diplomats, and business execs," discovered by Blue Coat Labs and confirmed by Kaspersky Labs, exploits flaws in Microsoft Windows and seeks to infect Android, Blackberry and iOS devices, but is limited to only infecting iPhones and iPads that are jailbroken.

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Google's VirusTotal adds desktop file analysis client for Apple's OS X

05/26/2014, 11:05 am

Google's online malware analysis tool VirusTotal, which acts as a "meta scanner" for suspicious files, on Monday announced the availability of a new desktop upload client for the Mac.

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Android accounts for 92% of mobile malware, malicious apps increase 614%

06/26/2013, 11:06 am

A new study on smartphone malware has found that 92 percent of nefarious mobile software is targeted at Google's Android platform, and the amount of attacks are growing.

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Flashback OS X malware estimated to net authors $10K per day

05/01/2012, 10:05 am

The malware known as "Flashback" that was believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of Macs may have paid out as much as $10,000 a day to its authors.

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Mac platform faced 58 malware threats from Q2 to Q4 2011 - report

01/18/2012, 11:01 pm

Mac OS X endured 58 separate malware attacks from April 2011 to December 2011, a small fraction when compared to Microsoft's Windows operating system, according to a new summary from a security research firm.

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Briefly: Thanksgiving malware, international iPhone 4S launches, new iPod touch ad

11/24/2011, 07:11 pm

New iTunes gift certificate scam takes advantage of eager Black Friday shoppers, iPhone 4S to launch tomorrow in Colombia and India and December in Russia, while Apple releases its latest iPod touch TV commercial.

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Android malware has jumped up 472% since July

11/16/2011, 10:11 pm

The open nature of the Android Market has led to a 472 percent increase in malware threats to the platform over the past four months alone, a new mobile security report claims.

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New Mac OS X Trojan horse hijacks GPU, steals user data

10/31/2011, 07:10 pm

A new Trojan horse hidden in a Mac OS X application can steal sensitive user data and take control of the computerís GPU to generate Bitcoins, a form of currency used online.

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