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Shortly after the discovery of the “root” bug plaguing Macs worldwide, Apple is faced with another embarrassing flaw in the newest version of its macOS. And it’s yet another password-centric vulnerability.

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On Monday, Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura posted a nice write up (and video) about FBI themed ransom scams targeting users of Apple Mac OS X. The basics are as such:   •  Segura discovered the scam via a Bing Images search for Taylor Swift.  •  A compromised site hosting the image linked to a webpage mimicking police ransomware.  •  Only it […]

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In a previous post, “Fake apps: Behind the effective social strategy of fraudulent paid-archives,” we exposed the social engineering technique behind Win32/Pameseg – our detection for a family of “paid-archives.” We described the use of “low-ball” techniques and explained how users are led to believe they are making an informed choice. However, the choice ultimately leads to […]

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