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Remove mapsnow.co notifications popup virus from Mac

Remove mapsnow.co notifications popup virus from Mac

The Mac malware landscape is currently dominated by infections that seem relatively harmless on the outside but cause a great deal of frustration to the victims. This is about adware that comes in numerous different forms. In addition to displaying ads and nag screens, these pests may also redirect web browsers and collect users’ private data. The mapsnow.co sample combines most of these adverse features under one hood.

John Dee
John Dee
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Network anonymity: How VPN services for Mac work

Network anonymity: How VPN services for Mac work

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service designed to ensure the anonymity of communication between computers and to prevent the interception and reading of transmitted data. To safeguard the data sent and received, two things are needed - a special VPN for Mac installed on your computer that will encrypt and decrypt data, and an application on the server of the company providing the VPN service.

John Dee
John Dee
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Remove “Chrome is out of date” popup virus on Mac

Remove “Chrome is out of date” popup virus on Mac

It’s beyond all doubt that malicious actors out there realize how effective the social engineering plus malware combo can be. Each component works well in isolation, too, but the fusion exploits both human “vulnerabilities” and computer security weaknesses. The “Chrome is out of date” Mac virus campaign echoes such a complex technique to promote additional malware.

John Dee
John Dee
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What is Apple Pay and how does it work?

What is Apple Pay and how does it work?

In this article, I describe the Apple contactless payment service, included the security features it comes with. Apple Pay service is designed to simplify the process of buying and selling. Instead of using a plastic card or cash, any purchase can be made using an Apple device. A transaction can be initiated when the user brings the device (an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch) close to a contactless terminal. After that, a message appears on the screen providing details...

David Balaban
David Balaban
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Remove Bankworm virus alert on Apple Mac

Remove Bankworm virus alert on Apple Mac

Differentiating online scams from real threats is easier said than done. That’s because cybercriminals are getting increasingly proficient in imitating genuine browser alerts, as is the case with the Bankworm virus scam. The goal is always the same: to make it look like the Mac is malware-stricken in order to dupe the victim into downloading something actually malicious. Here are insights into this growing fraud.

John Dee
John Dee
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How to remove Chromium browser virus from Mac

How to remove Chromium browser virus from Mac

Mac malware is becoming growingly hybrid. Outright harmful apps aren’t the only type of threats users encounter. There are numerous potentially unwanted programs that can only be flagged malicious upon in-depth inspection and don’t appear bad at first sight. Chromium is one of them. It isn’t a virus per se at all, but its trojanized versions are nuisances and cannot be uninstalled easily.

John Dee
John Dee
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