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Major Scale Mac Malware on the Loose

TweetWell, it really was only a matter of time before the virus writers turned their attention to the venerable Apple platform.  Up until now, there have really only been “proof of concept” viruses that attack the Mac OS.  There have been a few mass-distribution infections, but for the most part those only attacked users downloading Continue Reading

Facebook Malware Alert

TweetWatch out, FaceBrick users! I was checking my news feed and trying to type a suggestion on a friend’s page this morning when my keyboard was remapped and started typing gibberish. At the same time I was trying to diagnose this nonsense, I noticed a download completed on my system. I immediately rebooted the computer. Continue Reading

New, Nasty Trojan Attacks Mac Processor, Steals Data

TweetDevilRobber, the latest in a growing trend of Mac-centric infections, hijacks the GPU to generate Bitcoins, while harvesting sensitive user data.   Also known as “OSX/Miner-D”, DevilRobber was discovered embedded in “Torrent” downloads of Graphic Converter 7.4 obtained from bit-torrent file-sharing sites. Detailed in a security report from Sophos released last Saturday, this particular Trojan Continue Reading