Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Adware Uses Zero-Day Vulnerability In Mac OS X

A vulnerability in Mac OS X last month by a German researcher was revealed and has not yet been patched by Apple is now actively used by adware. Through the vulnerability could allow a local attacker to increase his or application user rights.

Anti-virus firm Malwarebytes recently discovered an adware installer that uses the vulnerability to gain root privileges on Mac computers. Besides installing the VSearch adware installer also installs the adware Genieo and the very controversial MacKeeper on computers. Finally sends users to the Mac App Store to download the Download Shuttle app there. Do not know where the adware is offered exactly Malwarebytes late, but the company advises users to be careful what they download.

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