Apple’s notarization process fails to protect

Apple introduced the concept of notarization to ensure any new software submitted to the App Store is malware-free. But is it all for show?

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Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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New Mac ransomware spreading through piracy

We analyze a new Mac ransomware that appears to encrypt user files with a bit of a time delay.

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New Mac variant of Lazarus Dacls RAT distributed via Trojanized 2FA app

The Lazarus group improves their toolset with a new RAT specifically designed for the Mac.

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Windows 7 is EOL: What next?

Windows 7 is EOL, meaning it’s reached the end of its lifecycle. It’s time to move on to a more secure OS—but that doesn’t mean you no longer need security software.

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Mac adware is more sophisticated and dangerous than traditional Mac malware

Adware and PUPs can actually be far more invasive and dangerous on the Mac than “real” malware. We demonstrate with analysis of Crossrider, a sophisticated Mac adware that uses evasion and persistence techniques more complex than nation-state malware.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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Unprecedented new iPhone malware discovered

Google announced late last night that hacked websites have been used to drop iPhone malware on unsuspecting users over a two-year period. Thomas Reed investigates.

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A week in security (July 8 – 14)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 8–14, including secure data sending, federal data privacy law, the Soft Cell attack, and more.

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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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