Posted on March 23rd, 2017 at 1:08 PM EDT
According to a report from Motherboard, a group of hackers calling themselves “Turkish Crime Family” is threatening to remotely erase devices belonging to hundreds of millions of Apple customers. They will do this on April 7, they say, if Apple doesn’t pay them a ransom.
Posted on March 9th, 2017 at 4:38 PM EDT
There are many Mac security myths circulating on forums, blogs and other places. So how can you tell if the advice you’re reading is fact or fallacy? Read on to find out!
Posted on March 1st, 2017 at 4:41 PM EDT
On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. Then, later that same week, there were signs of yet another piece of malware looming. These threats were overshadowed a bit by the discovery last week of the second ransomware app to ever appear on the Mac, but they’re still worthy of consideration.
Posted on February 28th, 2017 at 11:24 AM EDT
Posted on February 23rd, 2017 at 11:35 AM EDT
February has been a relatively busy month in the world of Mac malware, and now it has gotten busier with the appearance of the second piece of ransomware ever to affect macOS. Fortunately, this is quite poor ransomware that will only bite those who are doing something wrong in the first place. Nonetheless, it’s good enough to cause your day to go bad in a very big way if you get infected.
Posted on February 10th, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT
Macro malware – commonly known as a “Word macro virus” – involves maliciously-crafted Microsoft Office documents containing Visual Basic macros. These things have been around for quite some time, but have mostly just been a nuisance to Mac users. Unfortunately, that has now changed.
Posted on February 9th, 2017 at 11:48 AM EDT
Researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson recently discovered new Mac malware, which they have dubbed MacDownloader. They report that this malware appears to be the work of Iranian hackers and is targeting US defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Raytheon, and Boeing.
Posted on January 18th, 2017 at 10:16 AM EDT
The first Mac malware of 2017 was brought to my attention by an IT admin, who spotted some strange outgoing network traffic from a particular Mac. This led to the discovery of a piece of malware unlike anything I’ve seen before, which appears to have actually been in existence, undetected, for some time, and which seems to be targeting biomedical research centers.
Posted on December 9th, 2016 at 3:51 PM EDT
Posted on August 19th, 2016 at 11:58 AM EDT
Recently, Jérôme Segura forwarded me a link to a fake virus scam page that seemed to be Mac-related. I began to look into it, and very quickly found myself in a deep rabbit-hole of Mac crapware, all from a major developer of Mac PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), PCVARK.