As the problem of InstallMac adware hijacking custom browser settings has been on a steady rise for the past couple of months, the MacSecurity team studied this issue and came up with a comprehensive fix for the Mac users who are affected. In particular, this article delves into the way the potentially unwanted program in question installs on computers, what other infamous virus it’s affiliated with, how its activity is manifested, and what measures to adopt in order to get rid of it.
This tutorial has been made to help Mac users suffering from Trovi.com intercepting their web traffic tame the infection and completely remove it. If you happen to be infected with the Trovi adware you will learn how it can be removed from compromised web browsers and what measures need to be taken in order to restore the normal system settings that were distorted by the virus. In case you’re not infected, the article will shed light on how this threat can be evaded.
Considering the severity of the issues caused by Genieo adware program on Mac based devices as well as the notorious persistence of this virus, our team came up with a fix to assist in completely removing it. In addition to a comprehensive description of the Genieo pest, this article contains both manual and automatic removal instructions.
Having described the Mactans attack in every detail, including the demonstration of how it works in practice, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology now shift the focus over to the issues that might make the attack using Mactans charger problematic. These five hurdles are extensively analyzed here, with possible fixes being proposed as well.
Yeongjin Jang and Billy Lau move on with the presentation of the Mactans charger and the way it can be used to deploy an actual attack on an arbitrary iOS based device. In this part the researchers show a demo reflecting the actual process where a legitimate app gets replaced with a malicious one which then gets executed in the background without user awareness. Additionally, several attack scenarios are described.
Yeongjin Jang from the Georgia Institute of Technology sheds light on the inalienable constituents of the Mactans attack from a more profound technical perspective. Starting with an overview of the provisioning profile features, the researcher also covers the methodology for obtaining the provisioning profile on the to-be compromised iOS device. Next goes the analysis of how an arbitrary hidden app can be installed, what should be done to obfuscate its execution, and how a private API can be exploited.