Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

A mirror download server for the popular tool HandBrake video file-transcoding app has been compromised by hackers, who replaced its Mac edition with malware. The first most Mac users will know about the security incident will be when they visit the app’s website, at https://handbrake.fr, and see a link to a “Security Alert”: Anyone who … More Malware warning for Mac users, after HandBrake mirror download server hacked

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

Hackers exploit OS X zero-day vulnerability

Hackers have been taking advantage of a serious zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple’s OS X (Yosemite), allowing them to install malware and adware on Macs without the need of a password or administrative privileges. Malwarebytes reported yesterday (Monday 3rd August) that one of its experts had found the first known exploit of … More Hackers exploit OS X zero-day vulnerability

Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable

A vulnerability found in Apple’s iOS and OS X devices could allow hackers to upload malware and steal passwords for services including Mail and iCloud, reports The Register. The discovery was made by six researchers at Indiana University, Peking University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, whose academic paper (view PDF) revealed a flaw that could allow malicious … More Apple iOS and OS X flaws leave passwords vulnerable