Security Bite: Dangerous malware found in these commonly pirated macOS apps | Technology

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Security researchers have detected a new strain of malware hidden in some commonly pirated macOS applications. Once installed, the apps unknowingly execute trojan-like malware in the background of a user’s Mac. What happens from here is nothing good…


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This is Security Bite, your weekly security-focused column on 9to5Mac. Every Sunday, Arin Waichulis delivers insights on data privacy, uncovers vulnerabilities, and sheds light on emerging threats within Apple’s vast ecosystem of over 2 billion active devices. Stay informed, stay secure.

While investigating several threat alerts, Jamf Threat Lab researchers came across an executable file with the name .fseventsd. The executable uses the name of an actual process (not by accident) built into the macOS operating system used to track changes to files and directories and store event data for features like Time Machine backups…

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