New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped

Discussion in 'all things Mac' started by ronjor, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Dan Goodin - 2/20/2021
     
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    Like some of the Apple Heads say, the Mac doesn't need any 3rd party security software installed. I'll keep Malwarebytes Premium for Mac and Malwarebytes Browser Guard installed for that extra layer of protection. :thumb:
     
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    Apple has taken steps to eradicate mysterious malware strain
     
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    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    @ronjor -- Thanks for the "heads up." I'm using Kaspersky for Mac. So far, my Mac is a virgin.

    P.S. I hope that the Texas freeze-over didn't impact you too heavily.
     
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    From Red Canary's original blog post, which has a lot of detailed information...

    Clipping Silver Sparrow’s wings: Outing macOS malware before it takes flight

    February 18, 2021
    Also, from MacRumors...

    Apple Takes Step to Prevent Further Spread of 'Silver Sparrow' Malware on Macs
    February 22, 2021
     
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