CCleaner Malware Found In Version 5.3 of Software

· Andrew Orr · News

If you have used the infected software, delete the software immediately and run an antivirus scan. To be completely safe you can also do a restore of your computer.

Real-time Malware Scanners for Your Mac

· Dave Hamilton & John F. Braun · Cool Stuff Found

Malware is a real threat for many platforms, even Macs. Up until recently, malware scanners had to be launched manually to search for this software that could screw up your Mac, and perhaps compromise sensitive information. In this Mac Geek Gab Highlight, John F. Braun and Dave Hamilton discuss new real-time scanning options, including the new Malwarebytes 3, its current memory leak issues, Drive Genius 5, and ClamXAV 2.

macOS: Installing Flash Updates (The Safe Way)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Melissa Holt explains why you shouldn’t trust pop-up windows for Flash updaters and shows how to safely install Adobe’s multimedia player on your Mac if you really need it.

Mac Malware, Cell Service Providers, Upgrading to macOS High Sierra – ACM 417

· Jeff Gamet · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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With Bryan out on vacation Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus joins Jeff Gamet to talk about why Bob doesn’t routinely run a malware checker on his Mac, plus the rant a little about cell service providers, and talk about their macOS High Sierra upgrade experiences.

Is Mac Malware a Threat Yet?

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Malwarebytes discovered Fruitfly malware for Macs

Dr. Mac says: “Whenever malware is in the news, people ask me what I use to protect my Mac from malware. I still say “nothing,” as I have since time immemorial.” Find out why in this week’s Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #233)!

 

Siri Assistant Displays, Handbrake Malware - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-08

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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A Siri appliance needs a display, or so says Apple’s Phil Schiller. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about voice assistants and how they feel about including a display. They also look at the recent malware attack on Handbrake.

PSA: Russian-Backed Flash Trojan Ported to macOS

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Snake on macOS

A Russian-backed bit of malware called Snake has been ported to macOS, according to security blog Fox-IT (via Malwarebytes Labs). Snake is a trojan disguised to look like a Flash installer, and it’s been around on Windows since 2008 and Linux since 2014. Bryan Chaffin explains.

Antivirus Firm Claims There's New Android Malware Every 10 Seconds

· Bryan Chaffin · Analysis

G-Data Android Malware Chart

Sing the lyrics to The Beatles’ “Come Together.” Before you get to “holy roller” there will be a new instance of Android malware out there. That’s according antivirus firm G-Data, who claimed it found 754,958 instances of Android malware in just the first quarter. The company is projecting 3.5 million Android malware samples in 2017, a figure that would beat 2016’s record of more than 3.2 million.