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    macOS 11.2 will stop Apple’s apps from circumventing third-party firewalls and VPNs

    macOS 11 Big Sur has been the talk of the town since last summer’s WWDC event when it was announced as the biggest overhaul of the famous operating system in more than a decade. While bringing an all-new look and feel along with a handful of feature tweaks to the Mac, this release has also become a subject of criticism among security professionals.
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    Mac cryptominer uses offbeat anti-analysis tricks to stay undetected

    Analysts at cybersecurity firm SentinelOne have recently shed light on a long-running macOS cryptomining malware strain codenamed OSAMiner. These would have been garden-variety findings if it weren’t for the fact that the infection has been playing a hide-and-seek game with researchers since around 2015. Its uniqueness stems from the use of what’s called run-only AppleScript files to download and execute the dodgy components.
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    iMessage zero-click exploit weaponized to surveil journalists

    Researchers at Toronto-based Citizen Lab have recently unearthed an unprecedented cyber-espionage move targeting 37 journalists at Al Jazeera, a major media organization headquartered in Qatar. This campaign was allegedly set in motion using a zero-click exploit chain dubbed Kismet, which hinges on an undocumented iMessage vulnerability.
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    Apple enforces new rigid app privacy requirements

    Apple has made a bold move to pull the plug on app makers’ privacy foul play. The new rules now in effect require that every developer provides a clear-cut summary of what types of data their products collect. This is expected to raise users’ awareness of the potential privacy roadblocks they may hit down the road when using a particular application.

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    Remove fake Adobe Flash Player update virus popup from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

    The distribution of Mac viruses can be trickier than the use of trojanized spam attachments. Some malicious apps make the rounds by means of social engineering combined with auxiliary infections. This is the case with the Adobe Flash Player update virus target Mac. It redirects a victim’s web browser to sites that recommend updating Flash Player, with the actual payload being scareware or spyware.
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    Remove Bing redirect Mac virus from Safari, Firefox, Chrome [January 2021]

    There are numerous facets and shades of Mac adware. Some of these junk apps fully live up to their categorization, displaying ads on most web pages the victim visits. Others use a different tactic that involves an unauthorized overhaul of one’s browser settings to reroute the traffic. The Bing redirect virus targeting Mac, as the name suggests, falls under the latter cluster.
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    How to remove SearchBaron.com virus from Mac

    Any web browser is intended to be an ultimately user-friendly tool where the whole customization and features are at one’s fingertips. Ideally, things are just as smooth as that and don’t deviate from the norm unless a piece of malware interferes with a victim’s web experience. Such a disruption occurs when the Search Baron virus infects a Mac and iteratively redirects the browser to bing.com without asking for the admin’s consent.
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    Remove Search Marquis virus from Mac

    The “nobleman” theme continues to be the trend in the cybercrime ecosystem that exploits Mac computers via a massive web traffic redistribution scheme. The Search Baron browser hijacker, which splashed onto the scene in July 2019, has been superseded by Search Marquis culprit. Both act in a similar fashion, forwarding the victims to Bing in the long run. Here’s a full security report on this brand new infection.
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    Remove Yahoo Search redirect virus from Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

    Browser preferences are among the fundamentals of regular computer use, being nifty shortcuts to personalize one’s Internet experience. This convenience works flawlessly until a piece of malware shows up. The category of harmful code called adware is the one to blame for tweaking victims’ web navigation defaults, as is the case with the Yahoo redirect virus on Mac. This article explains the mechanics of said attack vector.