22 Feb 2021

Attackers Already Targeting Apple’s M1 Chip with Custom Malware

The M1 chip is the latest processor for Apple Macs. Malware authors have already created Mac-specific binaries that can target the ARM64 architecture used by these M1 processors. One of the malware downloaders is called Silver Sparrow and can use the MacOS installer’s JavaScript API to create communication with a

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16 Nov 2020

Apple Issues Security Updates

Apple has recently released three critical security updates affecting macOS Big Sur 11.0, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the patches in a notice released earlier this week urging consumers to update their devices as soon

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07 Oct 2020

Apple’s T2 Security Chip Has an Unfixable Flaw

A recently released tool allows any user to exploit a Mac vulnerability that leads to bypassing the T2 security chip, gaining deep system access. The flaw is commonly used among researchers to jailbreak older iPhone models, however, the fact that the T2 chip is similarly vulnerable in Mac devices as

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01 Sep 2020

Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS

In February, Apple began to notarize all macOS applications in an extensive vetting process that was designed purposefully to weed out malicious apps. All software distributed outside of the Mac App Store requires a notarization now, or the programs will be unable to run on devices. However, researchers have discovered

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10 Jul 2020

This macOS malware can wipe your entire device

MacOS users could be vulnerable to a new form of ransomware discovered by security professionals at the firm SentinelOne. MacOS owners have been warned to monitor device security closely after the new malware variant known as ThiefQuest began to target victims, encrypting entire systems, and stealing personal data from the

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27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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07 May 2020

Lazarus Group Hides macOS Spyware in 2FA Application

Lazarus Group, a cyberthreat group with known links to North Korea, has added a new variant of the Dacls remote-access trojan (RAT) that specifically targets the macOS operating system. The Dacls RAT has been created from an existing Linux version and was first discovered last December when it targeted Windows

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04 Dec 2019

New macOS Threat Served from Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Security researchers have reported a new macOS malware that traces back to the malicious North Korean hacking group Lazarus. The threat has a low detection rate and is capable of retrieving a payload from a remote location. Malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss provided a hash for the malware sample that had

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15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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10 Oct 2019

iTerm2 Patches Critical Vulnerability Active for 7 Years

For the last seven years, iTerm2, the most used terminal emulator for macOS, contained a critical flaw that could have enabled threat actors to run arbitrary code on vulnerable systems in various ways. This is especially worrisome considering the fact that the application’s user base consists in large part of

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