When you think that using a Mac makes you invincible against hackers attacks, the new Apple malware comes as a reminder that no system is immune.
Apple malware infecting more devices
A new Apple malware is spreading among MacOS running devices and affects all versions of MacOS sniffing around https connections listening to all of the connections coming in and out of the infected devices and the malware is completely undetectable with virus scanners and is signed with a valid developer ID.
The new virus is being distributed through phishing emails and is considered one of the first large scale attacks on Macs.
The malware goes by the name DOK and installs it self on the victim’s computer and sets up administrative privileges to have full control on the victim’s computer disguising in a zip file shape, the malware also makes a root certificate on the host computer which works in case Apple revoked the developer’s certificate to reinstall it self.
Increased attacks on Apple powered devices
According to reports by Mcafee Labs stating that they discovered more than 460,000 malware designed to infects Apple devices with an increase of more than 786% of the previous year, which is merly the tip of the ice berg and the true numbers running undetected around the internet could be in millions or even more.
Just three months ago a dangerous malware was also detected which takes hostage all of the infected computer’s files which could jeoprodize all of your private files and documents.
The new malware comes as a reminder to Apple and all Mac users that no system is immune and that precaution measures should be taken to insure that your device will not be infected.
So only open email links from people you trust and check the links before opening them there are some signs that could tell you whether this link is dangerous or not, if you are not sure just google it there are some good free tools to check whether the link that you’re opening is safe or not.
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