No matter how hard the Mac app called OptiBuy may try to convince users it’s helpful and handy, it definitely doesn’t live up to its name. While claiming to facilitate and personalize one’s online shopping experience, this obtrusive product wreaks havoc with Safari and other web browsers instead. To top it all off, the adware poses a bunch of privacy risks and annoys people with its ads.
Although the likelihood of catching malware on a Mac is certainly lower than on a Windows PC, it is continuously growing. Infections like Snowbitt prove that exploitation of certain weak links in the once bulletproof macOS environment is far from being fiction. This particular virus affects web browsers, causing them to default to feed.snowbitt.com during routine events, such as loading the homepage or doing a search online.
A mixture of clever email phishing, digital certificate abuse, fake macOS update and tampering with one’s network settings – that’s what the OSX.Dok malware is all about. It is a high-profile Mac infection that allows the attacker to gain unrestricted access to all the sensitive elements of one’s Internet browsing routine. This article describes the sophisticated Mac threat in question and provides apropos security recommendations.
Regular macOS applications won’t bypass user authorization during the installation process. This hallmark sign, however, does not apply to PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), whose makers certainly realize no one will install their crapware otherwise. Although the utility called SurfBuyer claims to enhance one’s e-shopping experience, it considerably diminishes it instead, displaying a bevy of ads pretty much everywhere the victim goes online.
Unpollute My Mac is a utility that raises a bunch of red flags on alleged privacy and security concerns even on a brand new macOS machine. In other words, it is all about bluff, and that’s for a reason. By reporting numerous critical issues, the application pressures the user into applying a fix. However, what seems like a simple one-click cleanup turns out to be a manipulative paid registration procedure.
A notorious cyber espionage group has started targeting Macs with surreptitious malware attacks. An infection called Xagent is capable of harvesting browser passwords, making screen captures and pilfering iOS device backups stored on a compromised Mac machine. These breaches have been attributed to a Russian hacker ring dubbed APT28, also known as Fancy Bear or Sofacy. Learn how to identify this infection and handle the predicament effectively.