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Mac adware is more sophisticated and dangerous than traditional Mac malware

As the data revealed in our State of Malware report showed, Mac threats are on the rise, but they are not the same type of threats experienced by Windows users. Most notably, more traditional forms of malware, such as ransomware, spyware, and backdoors account for over 27 percent of all Windows threats. That figure is less than 1 percent for Macs. Furthe
Publish At:2020-02-27 15:59 | Read:1035 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac adware bundlore crossrider mac Mac adware mac threats ma

A week in security (December 16 – 22)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we signalled that Mac threat detections have been on the rise in 2019, discussed how a new Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would empower American users, warned that the Spelevo exploit kit debuts a new social engineering trick, and let our own Statler and Waldorf take you through a decade in cybersecurity fails: th
Publish At:2019-12-23 16:50 | Read:1582 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security 2010s COPRA Dark Overlord Frankfurt hacke

Mac threat detections on the rise in 2019

Conventional wisdom has been that, although not invulnerable to cyberthreats (as some old Apple ads would have you believe), Macs are afflicted with considerably fewer infections than Windows PCs. However, when reviewing our 2019 Mac detection telemetry, we noticed a startling upward trend. Indeed, the times, they are a-changin’. To get a sense of h
Publish At:2019-12-16 16:50 | Read:1439 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac browser extensions Mac adware mac malware mac telemetry

Apple OS X: Security Through Obscurity is becoming an Absurdity

Today’s blog on a new Mac malware is a reminder that attackers go where the money is. Apple usage within the enterprise is growing rapidly, with 52 percent of newly issued computers being Macs according to Forrester. Forrester also highlights that executives and manager level employees often the prime targets of advanced attackers ­ represent 41 percent of e
Publish At:2014-09-05 04:10 | Read:3335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threat Trends Security Perspective mac hacking mac

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