Thomas Reed
Director of Mac & Mobile

Had a Mac before it was cool to have Macs. Self-trained Apple security expert. Amateur photographer.

March 21, 2018 - CyberByte has stolen Malwarebytes' intellectual property, and has been using our data without permission in their CyberByte Antivirus software.

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March 15, 2018 - GrayKey, an iPhone unlocker, is secretly being marketed to law enforcement. Thanks to an anonymous source, we now know how the device works—and the danger it presents to security.

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March 8, 2018 - Mac users are often told that there are no Mac viruses. In reality, Mac malware does exist, as we'll see in this summary of 2018 Mac threats.

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February 7, 2018 - The new Mac cryptominer, OSX.CreativeUpdate, turns out to be older than we thought, with 23 variants found dating back to October 2017.

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February 2, 2018 - A new Mac cryptocurrency miner, called OSX.CreativeUpdate, was being distributed from the MacUpdate website, in the guise of known apps such as Firefox.

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