Calendar spam on Apple systems

Mac and iOS users have been seeing a lot of strange entries appearing in their calendars for a while now, but there has been a big increase over the last few weeks. There are a couple different explanations for this, but the good news is that neither of them involves malware. The first cause has been…

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An overview of malvertising on the Mac

Mac users may face less malware attacks than their Windows counterparts, but it doesn’t mean they are safe from online crooks. In this post we review the top malvertising attacks that target the OS X platform and how to stay safe.

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Komplex Mac backdoor answers old questions

A new piece of Mac malware, dubbed Komplex, has been discovered by Palo Alto Networks. This malware provides a backdoor into the system, like most other recent Mac malware. Where it gets most interesting, though, isn’t in its capabilities, but in the connections it allows us to make.

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PUP Friday: Nikoff Security

My attention was drawn a few weeks ago to a group of 6 apps in the Mac App Store, all made by someone named Nicholas Ebner. I downloaded the apps and ran them through their paces, and quickly my suspicions were confirmed.

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A week in security (Sep 04 – Sep 10)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 4th to September 10th. This week, we talked about a fake Pokémon Go app, a Mac OSX junk app, and some new Google Safe Browsing updates.

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