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Offline Maik

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Re: Mac attack
« Reply #25 on: Thursday, 27 July, 2017 @ 14:43:54 »
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New details emerge on Fruitfly, a near-undetectable Mac backdoor

The malware went largely undetected for several years and is only detectable on a handful of security products, but the "fully featured" Mac backdoor can take control of an entire computer.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/new-analysis-fruitfly-mac-malwware-almost-undetectable-backdoor/


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The number of cases of malware targeting Macs is continuing to surge, growing by 53% over just the first quarter of 2017, according to an analysis from security firm McAfee. And throughout 2016, it grew by a massive 744%.

The reason for this huge and continued growth is adware bundling, McAfee says.

In other words, people are installing apps that come bundled with dodgy software ("adware") that sticks ads on their computer. It's invasive, but it's not necessarily as catastrophic as other types of malware — like ransomware, which encrypts your data and forces you to pay a ransom to get it back (though multiple kinds can come bundled together, of course).

The growth in Mac malware, while alarming, is still nothing compared to the amount of malware for Windows that McAfee identified.
http://uk.businessinsider.com/malware-apple-macos-continues-surge-q1-mcafee-2017-6

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Re: Mac attack
« Reply #26 on: Friday, 06 October, 2017 @ 13:05:55 »
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Crazy but true – Apple’s “show hint” button reveals your actual password

It’s only eight days since Apple’s latest and greatest macOS 10.13 release, better known as High Sierra.

But the first security update has already come out, and we suggest you apply it urgently.
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/10/05/urgent-update-your-mac-again-right-now/