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The evolution of OS X malware.

The evolution of OS X malware. | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Is there any (Mac) OS X-specific malware around? Oh yes. But for some odd reason I haven't said anything interesting on this topic for quite a while… The last time was two and a half years ago. Yes...


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First: cybercriminals find it easiest making money with mostly legal (well, almost legal) approaches. Persistent advertising also makes money, and coupled with large-scale infections – big money.


Second: OS X virus writers are a fairly rare but sophisticated species. Unlike the Windows virus scene, the OS X virus scene bypassed the childish stage of ‘viruses for fun’ and went straight to the grown-up – Mac OS – stuff with all the attendant hardcore malware tricks that are necessary for it. These are serious folks, folks! It’s very likely they honed their skills on the Windows platform first, and then went over to Mac to conquer new, uncharted territory in search of new untapped money-making possibilities. After all, the money’s there, and the users are relatively blasé about security, which means there are plenty of opportunities – for those blackhatters who are willing to put in the work.


Third: professional espionage groups have really taken to exploiting OS X. Many APT attacks in the last few years acquired Mac-modules, for example CaretoIcefog, and the targeted attacks against Uyghur activists. Yes, here we’re talking pinpointed –exclusive as opposed to mass – attacks, aimed at specially chosen victims; this is why they don’t figure in the top-20. Not that they are any less dangerous; especially if your data may be interesting to intelligence agencies.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 29, 9:34 AM
Is there any (Mac) OS X-specific malware around? Oh yes. But for some odd reason I haven't said anything interesting on this topic for quite a while… The last time was two and a half years ago. Yes...


So what can we deduce from these data?


First: cybercriminals find it easiest making money with mostly legal (well, almost legal) approaches. Persistent advertising also makes money, and coupled with large-scale infections – big money.


Second: OS X virus writers are a fairly rare but sophisticated species. Unlike the Windows virus scene, the OS X virus scene bypassed the childish stage of ‘viruses for fun’ and went straight to the grown-up – Mac OS – stuff with all the attendant hardcore malware tricks that are necessary for it. These are serious folks, folks! It’s very likely they honed their skills on the Windows platform first, and then went over to Mac to conquer new, uncharted territory in search of new untapped money-making possibilities. After all, the money’s there, and the users are relatively blasé about secu


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After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud

After alleged iCloud breach, here's how to secure your personal cloud | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.


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A hacker may have been responsible for leaking explicit photos of celebrities due to a weak link in their Apple iCloud accounts. Here's what you can do to keep your embarrassing selfies (and company secrets) out of the public eye.


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#Update asap! Apple releases iOS 7.1.1

#Update asap! Apple releases iOS 7.1.1 | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple patches a number of bugs in the iOS platform, and takes a second stab at fixing the Touch ID fingerprint recognition "fade" reported by some iPhone 5S users.


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Hackers target Apple Mac OS X with 25 malware variants

Hackers target Apple Mac OS X with 25 malware variants | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Targeted attacks aim to steal sensitive data from Mac systems, says F-Secure


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Targeted attacks aim to steal sensitive data from Mac systems, says F-Secure


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Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud That Could've Been Used To Hack Celebrity Accounts

Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud That Could've Been Used To Hack Celebrity Accounts | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The patch comes hours after the leaked photos emerged.

 

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