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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1896 Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux
A newly discovered family of Mac malware has been conducting detailed surveillance on targeted networks, possibly for more than two years, a researcher reported Wednesday.

The malware, which a recent Mac OS update released by Apple is detecting as Fruitfly, contains code that captures screenshots and webcam images, collects information about each device connected to the same network as the infected Mac, and can then connect to those devices, according to a blog post published by anti-malware provider Malwarebytes. It was discovered only this month, despite being painfully easy to detect and despite indications that it may have been circulating since the release of the Yosemite release of OS X in October 2014. It's still unclear how machines get infected.
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#1896 Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux
#1895 EITest nabbing Chrome ssers with a “Chrome Font” social engineering scheme
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