When confronted with the Chill Tab browser hijack, Mac users feel frustrated and helpless because the problem won’t go away no matter what manual cleanup techniques they leverage. This potentially unwanted program changes Safari, Chrome and Mozilla settings on a compromised Mac so that the victim is stuck with browser redirects and annoying popups.
When a lot of money is at stake, some individuals treat malicious tactics as a justifiable means to an end. That’s the case with the Cryptonight malware involved in a high-tech cryptocurrency mining campaign. This topic is currently trending in the Mac user community, where people have been reporting the persistent JS:Cryptonight infection being detected by their security suites. This article will shed light on the ins and outs of the controversial issue under scrutiny.
There are cyber threat actors who handle their attacks without mittens and act too straightforwardly to slip below any radars. There are, however, much craftier perpetrators who think out of the box – ones like those behind the latest wave of the OSX.Proton malware incursions. Learn what distribution method is used this time and how to get rid of the baddie if infected.
It may be hard to tell a pseudo Mac optimization tool from a genuine one these days. Light-fingered vendors have gotten good enough at software design to evoke customer trust while providing dummy services. This is the case with the TuneupMyMac app to an extent. It infiltrates Macs without asking for authorization and then inflates the system with fake error reports.
It’s generally okay when advertisements are displayed on web pages. This can be a regular upshot of site admins’ marketing strategy where they try to get the bang for their buck by allowing various merchants to promote their products and services via legitimate ecommerce mechanisms. In the case of MyCouponize ads, things turn the other way around. These annoying objects are typically isolated to a specific Mac computer infected with the corresponding adware.
Ransomware is the real scourge of the present-day digital world. Whereas dealing with other computer infections boils down to plain removal, the fix in a cyber blackmail scenario is much more complex due to the involvement of cryptography in the incursion process. Mac ransomware, though, tends to be a little less complex, engaging a social engineering component along with the abuse of the Find My iPhone feature.