“Apple has moved to thwart a malware attack that used a legitimate – probably hijacked – developer certificate, by revoking the cert,” Richard Chirgwin reports for The Regster.
“Check Point wrote up the malware last week, calling ‘OSX/Dok’ ‘the first major scale malware to target OSX users via a coordinated email phishing campaign,'” Chirgwin reports. “A hapless user who okayed all the stages of infection would end up having all their communications snooped – even HTTPS sessions encrypted with SSL.”
Chirgwin reports, “According to Kaspersky’s Threatpost, Apple revoked the certificate on Sunday, US time, and also dropped an update to its XProtect anti-malware software.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course, never open an unexpected zip file, even if it’s from someone you know.
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