Mac Malware

Free ‘Oversight’ Mac App Blocks Malware Webcam Recordings

According to a research by cybersecurity firm Synack's Patrick Wardle, hackers can easily take advantage of the light indicator in most modern Macs to mask the malware that targets webcams and microphones to secretly record what a person says and does. In order to block such rogue webcam connections, Wardle has introduced a new Mac app Oversight, that...

This Simple Exploit Can Bypass OS X’s Malware Gatekeeper

Patrick Wardle, director of research of security firm Synack, has found a very simple exploit that completely bypasses Mac’s Gatekeeper, an OS X feature that helps neutralize attacks that trick less experienced users into installing trojans and provides code-signing requirements to prevent installation of malicious software. According to ArsTechnica, the simple hack uses a binary file already trusted by...