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.
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.
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.
Researchers called it KNOB, a clever attack against the firmware of a Bluetooth chip that can allow hackers to successfully hijack paired devices and steal their sensitive data. Are users at risk?
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.
Mac users often are told that “Macs don’t get viruses.” This is not really true, of course. Macs can and do get infected. However, it is true that macOS provides some basic protection against malware. This protection can be quite effective in some ways, but, unfortunately, quite ineffective in others. Let’s take a look at…
New Mac malware has been found that intercepts encrypted traffic for the purpose of injecting ads into web pages. But could this adware be used for more devious purposes in the future?
Safari has begun blocking legacy extensions installed from outside the Extensions Gallery. Unfortunately, implementation of this policy has been abrupt, with little explanation for users on why their extensions are being yanked. Let’s look at how Apple’s new policy and how its application impacts security.