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Malicious apps fly under the radar of Apple’s notarization mechanism, again

App notarization is Apple’s software auditing technique focused on extensively vetting code before it ends up in the Gatekeeper whitelist. Adopted earlier this year, it requires developers to submit their apps for in-depth automated inspection aiming to look for signs of malicious behavior. If a piece of software passes these checks, it can be executed...

David Balaban
David Balaban

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.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Remove 123movies virus ads from Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac

Online videos are the best thing since sliced bread, no doubt. Paid content of that kind hosted by reputable platforms is typically safe to watch, but users could be at risk when opting for services that don’t require registration. There has to be a monetization element either way. Some providers live off ads, as is the case with the 123movies.domains.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Cdn.districtm.io pop-up virus removal from Mac, iPhone, iPad

Hassle-free web browsing becomes a misnomer when intrusive pop-ups kick in. The root causes for this kind of a drag can range from site misconfigurations and aggressive advertising to social engineering and malware activity. The cdn.districtm.io certificate alerts shown on arbitrary sites appear to fit the mold of a glitch, but it could be difficult to tell this issue from skillfully cloaked malvertising.

David Balaban
David Balaban

Researchers found an unfixable bug in Apple’s T2 Security Chip

Macs equipped with the T2 co-processor are susceptible to hacks that piggyback on a newsmaking vulnerability dubbed Checkm8. This security loophole has been around for quite some time, enabling gray hats to get around the protections in a series of iPhone models. However, the recent discovery of a method to exploit the Apple T2 Security Chip significantly inflates the adverse security implications...

David Balaban
David Balaban

Remove “Your computer is low on memory” popup virus on Mac

Some Mac applications tend to become more resource-intensive as they evolve. This is a normal upshot of advanced features being brought to users’ fingertips, but it might also be a source of performance issues on older machines that lack RAM and CPU power to cope with growingly complex tasks thrown at them. Whilst a popup alert saying “Your computer is low on memory” seems to be a symptom of such a predicament, it could as well mean that the Mac is infected with a virus.

David Balaban
David Balaban