New Mac cryptominer Malwarebytes detects as Bird Miner runs by emulating Linux

A new Mac cryptominer we call Bird Miner was found on pirated music production software that interestingly runs via Linux. Learn how this unique malware attempts, and ultimately fails, at using stealth techniques.

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Yes, Chromebooks can and do get infected

We’ve heard people say Macs don’t get viruses for years, but we know that to be false. But what about Chromebooks? They’re totally safe, right? Think again.

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A week in security (December 10 – 16)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 10–16, including facial recognition technology, abandoned USB sticks, even more trouble at Facebook, Google bugs, and more.

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Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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A week in security (December 3 – 9)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 3–9, including a new Mac malware, a new Flash zero-day vulnerability, a new Malwarebytes report focusing on current undetectable malware, and breaches that appeared left and right.

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Mac malware combines EmPyre backdoor and XMRig miner

New Mac malware is using the EmPyre backdoor and the XMRig cryptominer to drain processor power—and possibly worse.

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A week in security (October 22 – 28)

A roundup of security news from October 22 to October 28, including more headaches for airlines, how to avoid being a victim of a sextortion scam, and problems with search engines, browsers, and email.

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Mac malware targets cryptomining users

A new Mac malware called OSX.Dummy is being distributed on cryptomining chat groups that, even after being removed, leaves behind remnants for future malware to find.

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A week in security (May 14 – May 20)

A roundup of security news from May 14 – May 20, including Mac malware, machine learning, advergaming, tech support scams, and much more.

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The state of Mac malware

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, our State of Mac Malware report.

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