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Proton malware spreading through supply-chain attack, victims should wipe their Macs

The dreaded Proton malware was spreading through a new supply-chain attack that involved the Elmedia apps, victims should wipe their Macs Bad news for Mac users, a new malware is threatening them of a complete system wipe and reinstall. Crooks are distributing the malware in legitimate applications, the popular Elmedia Player and download manager Folx develo
Publish At:2017-10-22 06:05 | Read:703 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Cybercrime Hacking Mac mal

MUGHTHESEC, a signed Mac adware that hijacks the victim’s browser for profit

Experts spotted a new signed Mac adware dubbed MUGHTHESEC that hijacks victim’s browser for profit and can be removed only reinstalling the OS. According to the expert Patrick Wardle, Director of Research at Synack, a new strain of Mac adware is threatening Mac users, once infected a machine the only way to remove it is to reinstall the macOS. The rese
Publish At:2017-08-13 23:35 | Read:962 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware adware Apple Mac malware M

Wikileaks Vault 7 – Imperial projects revealed the 3 hacking tools Achilles, SeaPea and Aeris

Wikileaks published another batch of classified documents from the CIA Vault 7 leak, it includes details of the Imperial project. Today another batch of classified documents from the CIA Vault 7 leak was published by Wikileaks. The documents are related to a CIA project codenamed ‘Imperial,’ they include details of three CIA hacking tools and im
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:35 | Read:936 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Intelligence Malware Achilles Aeris CI

Vault7 Dark Matter batch – CIA has been targeting the iPhone supply chain since at least 2008

Wikileaks released the second bash of CIA’s Vault 7 dump, it contains other precious documents to understand the way CIA was hacking systems worldwide. The Wikileaks Vault 7 dump will make for a long time the headlines, the organization has just released another lot of classified documents related the hacking tools and techniques and exploit codes used
Publish At:2017-03-23 18:00 | Read:2084 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Apple CIA Dark Matter Firmware Ha

Flaws in MAC address randomization implemented by vendors allow mobile tracking

Researchers devised a new attack method that can be leveraged to track mobile devices that rely on MAC address randomization mechanism. The MAC address is a unique and an hardcoded identifier assigned to a device’s network interface. This characteristic makes it an excellent tool for the tracking of the devices. A group of researchers from the U.S. Naval Aca
Publish At:2017-03-12 23:40 | Read:1487 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized Android iOS Mac MAC address randomization priv

Unix: A Game Changer in the Ransomware Landscape?

by Joachim Suico (Threat Research Engineer) 2016 was the year when ransomware reigned. Bad guys further weaponized extortion into malware, turning enterprises and end users into their cash cows by taking their crown jewels hostage. With 146 families discovered last year compared to 29 in 2015, the rapid expansion and development of ransomware is projected to
Publish At:2017-02-13 22:40 | Read:1892 | Comments:0 | Tags:Ransomware Linux Mac OSX ransomware Unix

What You Need To Know About The iMessage Security Flaw

With everything that’s gone down in 2016 it’s easy to forget Tim Cook’s and Apple’s battle with the FBI over data encryption laws. Apple took a strong stance though, and other tech giants followed suite leading to a victory of sorts for (the little guy in) online privacy. In this era of web exposure, it was a step in the right direction for those who feel ou
Publish At:2017-01-20 12:10 | Read:1292 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology Apple cybersecurity iPhone Mac

Hacking Apple Mac encryption password in Just 30 Seconds with PCILeech device

A hacker devised a $300 device, dubbed PCILeech, that could be exploited by an attacker to gain full control of a Mac or MacBook. The Swedish hacker and penetration tester Ulf Frisk has devised a $300 device, dubbed PCILeech, that could be exploited by an attacker to gain full control of a Mac or MacBook. The device is able to steal the password from virtual
Publish At:2016-12-17 16:40 | Read:1529 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Apple DMA Mac PCILeech

Experts spotted a Skype backdoor for Mac, it could be a coding bug

Experts from Trustwave discovered an authentication bypass vulnerability affecting the Mac version of Skype, experts classified it as a Skype backdoor. Security experts from Trustwave have discovered a backdoor in the Mac version of Skype. The flaw, aAn authentication bypass vulnerability, affects the Desktop API that could be used by third-party apps to imp
Publish At:2016-12-14 14:15 | Read:2224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking backdoor coding Mac Skype

Expert developed a Mac malware that lies in wait for user to start video apps

Mac malware could spy on users by piggybacking on webcam sessions started by legitimate applications such as FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts. Security experts are worried about the presence of a new Mac malware in the wild that attempt to record video via the built-in webcam. The principal problem for this family of spyware is that they are not able to t
Publish At:2016-10-06 14:10 | Read:1144 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Malware camera Mac Mac malware malware

Apple Macs – more secure, but not invulnerable

Over the years, Apple computers have developed a reputation for exceptional security. In fact, many people believe that Macs are completely invulnerable to malware, like viruses and ransomware. But in an age where cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated attacks to break into computers, Apple owners need to know the truth. No computer is 100% sec
Publish At:2016-09-30 21:40 | Read:1750 | Comments:0 | Tags:Products Apple cybersecurity Mac

Fancy Bear Hackers use a new Mac Trojan against aerospace industry

Researchers at Palo Alto spotted a new campaign of the Russian Fancy Bear APT using a new Mac OS X Trojan against companies in the aerospace industry. In the last weeks, we have discussed a lot about a string of attacks that targeted the US  Democratic National Committee (DNC), security experts collected evidence of the involvement of Russian nation-state
Publish At:2016-09-27 10:55 | Read:2478 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware COZY

Cross-platform Mokes backdoor OS X exists and is spreading in the wild

Malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab confirmed the existence of an OS X variant of the Mokes backdoor discovered in January by Kaspersky. Malware researchers from Kaspersky Lab confirmed the existence of an OS X variant of a recently discovered family of cross-platform backdoors. The backdoors family was named Mokes and a strain of malware was first spotte
Publish At:2016-09-08 10:15 | Read:1794 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware backdoor Cybercrime Mac ma

BitTorrent client Transmission found distributing Mac malware once again

It has happened again, Mac users who were looking for the BitTorrent client Transmission might have been infected by the OSX/Keydnap malware. Security experts from ESET have spotted the popular BitTorrent client called Transmission distributing Mac malware called OSX/Keydnap that is used to steal the content of OS X’s keychain and maintain a permanent backdo
Publish At:2016-09-02 08:10 | Read:1641 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Apple BitTorrent BitTorren

BitTorrent client is found distributing Mac-based malware

A popular BitTorrent client called Transmission has again been found distributing Mac-based malware, months after it was used to spread a strand of ransomware.Researchers at security firm ESET have been following a malware called OSX/Keydnap, which can steal passwords, and noticed that it was spreading through Transmission’s official site.Somehow, a vers
Publish At:2016-08-30 18:25 | Read:1859 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Mac Malware

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