Posted by: David Harley | February 10, 2017

Recent Mac Malware

John Leyden for the Register: Macs don’t get viruses? Hahaha, ha… seriously though, that Word doc could be malware – Files spotted using Python code to infect Apple machines.

Largely focused on Patrick Wardle’s analysis: New Attack, Old Tricks › analyzing a malicious document with a mac-specific payload.

Also touches on MacDownloader, which seems to impersonate both an installer and an anti-malware tool: IKITTENS: IRANIAN ACTOR RESURFACES WITH MALWARE FOR MAC (MACDOWNLOADER)

Dan Goodin for Ars Technica: Mac malware is still crude, but it’s slowly catching up to its Windows rivals – A tale of two attacks that both target MacOS users.

George V. Hulme: New Mac malware on the loose: What you need to know

No, malicious macros haven’t entirely gone away… In fact, this is almost (in a superficial sort of way) where I came in, 20 years ago: Macs and Macros – the State of the Macintosh Nation (my first Virus Bulletin paper).

David Harley


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