Apple shines and buffs Mac security—Is it enough to stop today’s malware?

Apple is ramping up its security efforts, but its go-it-alone approach risks shutting allies out and protecting attackers.

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How your iPhone could tell you if you’re being stalked

The latest Apple iOS beta suggests that iPhone users will be warned about hidden tracking devices in the future, but questions remain.

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A week in security (January 11 – January 17)

A roundup of the past week’s breaking security news, from January 11 to January 17th.

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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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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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