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OSX.Pirrit Mac Adware Part III: The DaVinci Code

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OSX.Pirrit Mac Adware Part III: The DaVinci Code

OSX.Pirrit’s code had the potential to carry out much more malicious activities. As a result of the report, some of Pirrit’s servers and a few distribution websites were taken down. But the story doesn’t end there.

Proton.B: What this Mac malware actually does

Mac Security

Proton.B: What this Mac malware actually does

Proton, which targets macOS, does all kinds of nasty behavior, including stealing passwords, keylogging, exfiltrating files and enabling remote access log-in.

Plumber: A piping friendly tool for tracking short-lived process execution on Linux

Linux

Plumber: A piping friendly tool for tracking short-lived process execution on Linux

As a part of my job at Cybereason, I find myself writing a lot of research tools. Most of them are for my personal use in our research lab but some of these tools are really helpful and it would be a shame not to share them with the world.

How to prevent your Christmas gift from joining the Mirai botnet

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How to prevent your Christmas gift from joining the Mirai botnet

Don’t forget to secure the IP camera, digital thermostat or other connected device you received for Christmas.

Zero-day exploits could turn hundreds of thousands of IP cameras into IoT botnet slaves

IoT security

Zero-day exploits could turn hundreds of thousands of IP cameras into IoT botnet slaves

Check if your camera is affected using our online widget and read technical details here.

IoT security

Size doesn’t matter in IoT security

Not to say I told you so, but, well, I told you so. For awhile, I’ve been warning about the security threat posed by Internet of Things devices.

Why IoT security is still BS

Cyber Attacks

Why IoT security is still BS

The Internet of Things (IoT) is still insecure as ever. I wrote about this topic last January and while I didn’t expect device makers to make a security a priority so quickly, I was hopefully that some incremental change would occur.

Cybereason Labs Analysis: The Minds Behind the OSX.Pirrit Malicious Adware

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Cybereason Labs Analysis: The Minds Behind the OSX.Pirrit Malicious Adware

The story of OSX.Pirrit continues. In this installment, we reveal who’s behind this particularly nasty piece of adware that targets Mac OS X.

OSX Pirrit: What adware that 'just' displays ads means for Mac OS X security

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OSX Pirrit: What adware that 'just' displays ads means for Mac OS X security

While the lack of malware targeting Mac OS X means there isn’t much Mac malware research available, this doesn’t mean Apple computers are somehow immune to threats.

Using a Mac? Please Update Now

Mac OS X

Using a Mac? Please Update Now

Since many of our blog readers are Mac users, we would like to point out an important system update and recommend installing it as soon as possible.