As we all know that Apple’s operating systems have always been associated with high protection guarantee and almost impenetrability. They are known to be impossible to infect with viruses or malware. So, beware Mac users, a new convincing malware wants to trick you into clicking.
Beware! New Mac Malware Tries To Trick Less Savvy Users
Apple’s operating systems have always been associated with high protection guarantee and almost impenetrability. They are known to be impossible to infect with viruses or malware.
But this fame has fallen in recent times and increasingly emerge news of new successful attacks. The latest threat comes in the form of an own system message, requesting authorization to install new software.
This new malware comes directly from the application installation Advanced Mac Cleaner and was discovered by the Thomas Reed, lead investigator of the well-known company MalwareBytes.
According to the discovery made when it is installed Advanced Mac Cleaner, a new application is installed, which is apparently innocuous and has no activity. In fact, this new app, which does is register itself for the opening control over 230 extensions, which in practice corresponds to almost any file on the infected Mac.
So, if you tried to open just about any file on your infected Mac system, it would jump in and say you that new, specialized software required to open any file on your Mac. Yes, this seems little tricky, as it simply looks like a genuine problem. The error message which appears is the same as the one that would regularly appear whenever the user will try to open an unknown file type.
The user is then directed to a site where it is taken to install various software like Mac Adware Remover or Mac Space Reviver, which performs nothing to improve the performance of OS X. These applications also come with signatures of several Apple certification, hence, making it simply tough for the users to notice that there is a problem.
Apparently, this malware has only this type of behavior and abilities. But, doesn’t have any abilities like stealing user data or to spy on users or corrupt files. Simply it takes the user to install applications that do not need, with clear benefits for developers who created them.
For now, the board suggested the same rules which have been given in the case of smartphones. Means the users should stick to the official app store, the “Apple App Store”, for installing any programs. So, if you follow all these security suggestions then you are mostly safe, as these days a lot more malware aimed at Apple software.