Malware Stories July 1

No fewer than six examples of Mac malware were discovered last month, including one which exploits a vulnerability in macOS Gatekeeper. The latest example – dubbed OSX/CrescentCore – takes steps to hide from security researchers.

Security company Intego says it has found CrescentCore on multiple websites, posing as, you guessed it, a Flash Player updater …

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Malware Stories June 25

A macOS Gatekeeper vulnerability discovered by a security researcher last month has now been exploited in what appears to be a test by an adware company.

Gatekeeper is designed to ensure that Mac apps are legitimate by checking that the code has been signed by Apple. Any app failing that check shouldn’t be allowed to install without the user acknowledging the risk and granting explicit permission to proceed …

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Malware Stories March 21

Microsoft is renaming its Windows Defender antivirus software to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and bringing it to macOS for the first time.

While Macs are significantly less vulnerable to malware than Windows machines, they are not immune. Examples include fake Flash Player installers and cryptocurrency-stealing browser exploits and apps

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Malware Stories January 31

CookieMiner is the latest Mac malware to be discovered. It’s highly targeted, using a clever technique to try to steal your cryptocurrency.

Discovered by security researchers from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42, it uses a two-fold attack method to obtain your login credentials and bypass two-factor authentication …

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Malware Stories October 30, 2018

PSA: The CoinTicker Mac app contains malware, probably to steal cryptocurrency

CoinTicker, a Mac app that displays the current price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in your menu bar, has been found two contain two separate pieces of malware

Malware Stories September 6, 2018

iPhone spyware maker mSpy exposes millions of private records, inc. passwords, messages

mSpy, a company which makes spyware used by suspicious parents and partners to spy on iPhone usage, has accidentally exposed millions of private records on the web. Data exposed includes passwords, text messages, contacts, call logs. notes and location data …

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