Why you should view torrents as a threat

Despite their popularity among users, torrents are very risky “business”. Apart from the obvious legal trouble you could face for violating the copyright of musicians, filmmakers or software developers, there are security issues linked to downloading them that could put you or your computer in the crosshairs of the black hats. Merely downloading the newest version … More Why you should view torrents as a threat

16 years of Mac OS X: Secure but not invincible to malware

16 years ago, Mac OS X came to light for the first time. For $129, the then new operating system promised stable, open source and UNIX based experience. As the years passed and the novelty of the version along with them, its security has become one of its most often named features, convincing many Mac users … More 16 years of Mac OS X: Secure but not invincible to malware

New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

Crypto-ransomware has been very popular lately amongst cybercriminals. While most of it targets the Windows desktop, we’ve also seen machines running Linux or macOS being compromised by ransomware in 2016 with, for example, KillDisk affecting Linux and KeRanger attacking OS X. Early last week, we have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, … More New crypto-ransomware hits macOS

New Mac ransomware appears: KeRanger, spread via Transmission app

New ransomware infecting Apple OS X surfaced on March 4th 2016, with the emergence of KeRanger. The first inkling of trouble came at the weekend. Users of Transmission – a BitTorrent client widely used on OS X – might have noticed the following warning: According to the warning, which was displayed within the Transmission application … More New Mac ransomware appears: KeRanger, spread via Transmission app