Transmission Stories March 6, 2016

 

Update: Version 2.92 of Transmission has now been released. This claims to actively remove the ‘KeyRanger’ malware files from the infected Mac.

OS X users have today been hit with the first known case of Mac ‘ransomware’ malware, found in the Transmission BitTorrent client released last week. Infected versions of the app include ‘KeyRanger’ malware that will maliciously encrypt the user’s hard drive after three days of being installed. The malware then asks for payment to allow the user to decrypt the disk and access their data — the ‘ransom’.

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Transmission Stories February 29, 2016

Update: Some builds were infected by malware. Version 2.92 is clean and removes the malware files.

uTorrent may be the most popular BitTorrent app for the Mac, but the open-source Transmission client has its fans among those who want to steer clear of all the adware. The app doesn’t bundle toolbars, pop-up ads or anything of that ilk.

Most had assumed that development ceased a couple of years ago, but Softpedia spotted a surprise release yesterday – the first in two years …

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