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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27 Aug 2019

Apple Issues 3 Emergency Security Fixes To Block Hackers From Taking Over iPhones, Macs, Apple TVs

On Monday, Apple patched the critical jailbreak vulnerability that was accidentally reintroduced for iOS 12.4 after it had been patched in iOS 12.3. The tech giant also released security fixes for the same vulnerability in macOS (10.14.6) and tvOS (12.4.1). The flaws for macOS and tvOS had not been disclosed

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07 Feb 2019

New macOS zero-day allows theft of user passwords

A recently published video demo shows that macOS, the Apple operating system for desktop computers, suffers from a security flaw that could enable malicious applications to access passwords for various users of a computer through the macOS password management system called Keychain. For the exploit to work, the malicious app

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