Running Firefox, OnyX or Deeper on your Mac? You might be mining cryptocurrency for a hacker

Three widely used Mac apps infected with cryptocurrency miners have been flagged by security researchers this week. The programs, distributed through third-party aggregators (i.e. not the official Mac App Store), need to be immediately uninstalled if users are to stay out of harm’s way. Earlier this week, researchers found fake or otherwise modified versions of
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Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems

It’s been three weeks since one of the worst IT security vulnerabilities in history was announced, and consumers are still receiving mixed messages about how to protect themselves. We usually encourage users to install software updates as often as possible, but when it comes to Meltdown and Spectre, that advice comes with an asterisk. The post Meltdown and Spectre fixes cause problems appeared first on Health Security Solutions.
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Malware Dev Charged with Spying on “Thousands” of Users for 13 Years

The United States Justice Department has charged an alleged malware author with spying on thousands of users for a period of 13 years. An indictment filed with the U.S. District Court for the the Northern District of Ohio (Eastern Division) asserts Phillip R. Durachinsky, 28, of North Royalton Ohio masterminded a scheme by which he … Read More The post Malware Dev Charged with Spying on “Thousands” of Users for 13 Years appeared first on The State of Security.
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Interesting disguise employed by new Mac malware HiddenLotus

A new piece of Mac malware called HiddenLotus is using a clever new trick to fool users into opening it. Categories: Mac Threat analysis Tags: Applefile quarantinehiddenlotusmacMac applicationsmac malwaremacOS (Read more...) The post Interesting disguise employed by new Mac malware HiddenLotus appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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