A week in security (January 4 – January 10)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from January 4 – January 10, including a ransomware attack, a new Bitcoin sextortion scam, VPN usage, and more.

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Adobe Flash Player reaches end-of-life

Adobe Flash Player has reached end-of-life. Here’s why you might want to uninstall it.

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Snake malware ported from Windows to Mac

Snake, also known as Turla and Uroburos, is backdoor malware that has been around and infecting Windows systems since at least 2008. It is thought to be Russian governmental malware and on Windows is highly-sophisticated. It was even seen infecting Linux systems in 2014. Now, it appears to have been ported to Mac.

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MacDownloader malware targeting defense industry

Researchers Claudio Guarnieri and Collin Anderson recently discovered new Mac malware, which they have dubbed MacDownloader.

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