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Updates on ThiefQuest, the Quickly-Evolving macOS Malware

By Steven Du, Gabrielle Mabutas, and Luis Magisa Right as July of this year began, we noticed an emerging malware dubbed by most as ThiefQuest (also known as EvilQuest), a threat that targets macOS devices, encrypts files, and installs keyloggers in affected systems.  It has been found in pirated versions of macOS shared on popular torrent sites. Development
Publish At:2020-07-18 15:52 | Read:168 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Malware macOS ransomware ThiefQuest

Apple’s latest updates are out for iPhones and Macs – get them now!

byPaul DucklinWhen it comes to updates, Apple doesn’t do “predictable”.Other organisations such as Microsoft, Mozilla and Adobe are well-known for publishing updates not only frequently but also regularly.Indeed, with those companies, you don’t just get updates at least once a month (or once every four weeks for Mozilla), but the pre-
Publish At:2020-07-17 15:55 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Apple Safari iOS OS X Exploit ios iPhone macOS Patches

Power up the date and time in the macOS menu bar

If you’re an organized type, having the time and date at hand is a must. But rather than relying on a watch or desk calendar, you can of course use your Mac. There are ways to get this information built into macOS, but there are also third-party apps that can augment or entirely replace the default Apple experience.The macOS Date & Time paneTo adjust the
Publish At:2020-07-10 14:20 | Read:256 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To macOS Menu Bar

Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

Editor’s note: The original name for the malware, EvilQuest, has been changed due to a legitimate game of the same name from 2012. The new name, ThiefQuest, is also more fitting for our updated understanding of the malware. The ThiefQuest malware, which was discovered last week, may not actually be ransomware according to new findings. The behaviors
Publish At:2020-07-07 14:23 | Read:224 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac Apple decryption mac mac antivirus mac malware mac ranso

Apple’s New Plans for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac Unveiled at WWDC 2020

It was a different type of presentation at this year’s WWDC. Gone was the venue packed with thousands of developers and journalists, cheering at the announcements of new features, now relegated to memories for this year because of the coronavirus. Instead, Apple presented a very fast-paced pre-recorded keynote outlining where the company is going with
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:27 | Read:176 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple iPad iPhone Mac macOS

Managing Battery Life on Macs and iOS Devices

Batteries are essential to our portable devices. For many of us, in our everyday use of Macs and iOS devices, we don’t have to worry too much about this. Modern iPhones and iPads provide a full day‘s battery life, and if you use a portable Mac, you can probably get through the day unless you are using battery-intensive apps.But sometimes you can’t. If you’re
Publish At:2020-06-13 14:46 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:How To Battery iPad iPhone macOS IOS

Reduce animations on your Mac and iOS devices

Accessibility to computing devices is often equated with physical or visual impairment. But inroads are being made to ensure that technology is accessible to a much wider range of users with assistive needs. And Apple is, and has long been, at the forefront of such efforts.Some conditions – such as hearing or motor functions – are relatively well understood.
Publish At:2020-05-26 10:30 | Read:301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Accessibility iOS macOS watchOS IOS

Hacking iPhone or MacBook devices by tricking into visiting a site

Bad news for Apple iPhone or MacBook users, attackers could hack their device’s camera by tricking them into visiting a website. The ethical hacker Ryan Pickren demonstrated that it is possible to hack Apple iPhone or MacBook users by simply tricking them into visiting a website with the Safari browser. Pickren reported seven vulnerabilities to A
Publish At:2020-04-04 15:17 | Read:471 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Apple information security news macOS Pierluigi Paga

Pwn2Own 2020 Day1 -researchers earned $180K for hacking Windows, Ubuntu, and macOS

During the first day of the Pwn2Own 2020 hacking competition, participants earned a total of $180,000 for exploits targeting Windows 10, Ubuntu Desktop and macOS. The Coronavirus outbreak hasn’t stopped the Pwn2Own hacking conference, for the first time its organizer, the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), has decided to arrange the event allowing the parti
Publish At:2020-03-19 08:21 | Read:730 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking hacking news information security news

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:557 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mac adware bundlore crossrider mac Mac adware mac threats ma

Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Malwarebytes Labs today released the results of our annual study on the state of malware—the 2020 State of Malware Report—and as usual, it’s a doozy. From an increase in enterprise-focused threats to the diversification of sophisticated hacking and stealth techniques, the 2019 threat landscape was shaped by a cybercrime industry that aimed to show i
Publish At:2020-02-11 04:50 | Read:851 | Comments:0 | Tags:Reports 2020 state of malware report adware Android android

Shlayer Trojan attacks one in ten macOS users

For close to two years now, the Shlayer Trojan has been the most common threat on the macOS platform: in 2019, one in ten of our Mac security solutions encountered this malware at least once, and it accounts for almost 30% of all detections for this OS. The first specimens of this family fell into our hands back in February 2018, and we have since collected
Publish At:2020-01-23 06:05 | Read:969 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research macOS Malware

Critical Security Vulnerability Disclosed in iTerm2 App

A critical vulnerability has been discovered in the popular iTerm2 application, an open source terminal emulator program designed to replace the default Apple Terminal in macOS.iTerm2 often finds its way into lists of some of the best software to install on a Mac. It is especially popular with power users as a result of its many features and highly customiza
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:1135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News iTerm2 macOS vulnerability Vulnerabilit

Mac users enjoy, FindZip macOS Ransomware decryption tool is available online for free

Great news for macOS users who were infected by the FindZip macOS ransomware, Avast released a decryption tool for free. Good news for macOS users who were infected by the FindZip ransomware, now a decryption tool was released online for free. The FindZip macOS ransomware was spotted last month by researchers at ESET, it is tracked as OSX/Filecoder.E. The
Publish At:2017-03-16 01:20 | Read:4269 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Apple Cybercrime decryptio

Destructive Mac ransomware spread as cracks to pirate commercial software

In their ever-increasing aggressiveness to wring even more money out of victims, it’s perhaps no surprise to see some online extortionists creating ransomware targeted against affluent Mac users.The latest example of Mac ransomware, OSX/Filecoder.E, has been discovered by malware analysts at ESET after it was distributed via BitTorrent distribution sit
Publish At:2017-02-23 14:05 | Read:4159 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection macOS malw

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