“A second piece of Mac-specific malware has been discovered this week, one that could expose the passwords stored in the macOS Keychain,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider. “But once again, Apple’s Gatekeeper security — when properly configured — will block the attack from succeeding.”

“Researchers at security firm ESET have been examining a new strain of OS X malware from an unknown source, and have published a breakdown of the so-called ‘OSX/Keydnap’ package,” Wuerthele reports. “The revelation of the OSX/Keydnap package is the second Mac malware reveal in a week. On July 6, Backdoor.Mac.Eleanor was exposed, and is also easily preventable with properly configured Apple-provided security software, or by user awareness of the attack vector.”

Wuerthele reports, “AppleInsider was not able to obtain a sample of the malware to see if Apple’s Xprotect has been updated.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The Mac’s Gatekeeper comes through yet again.

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