Many Mac users reported in the past few weeks that a process named “mshelper” had been eating up a lot of CPU power and draining their batteries. It turns out that the process is associated with a piece of malware designed to mine for Monero (XMR) cryptocurrency. Researchers at Malwarebytes have analyzed the mshelper malware and while…

— Mac users saw more malware in Q2 (April to June) than they saw in all of 2016 — Malwarebytes now provides real-time cyber protection for Mac users SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 24, 2017 – Malwarebytes, the leader in advanced malware prevention and remediation solutions, today announced the release of Malwarebytes for Mac, featuring real-time protection…

Macs are commonly believed to be safe from malware, but — setting aside the fact that they aren’t — what about other risks? When it comes to shopping online, phishing is the main problem. Phishing websites look just like real ones, but instead of selling goods or services, they steal your bank or credit card…

Two new malware threats in a week this past month, plus others in January, brings the 2017 Mac malware count up to 6 – and growing. On Valentine’s Day, Mac users got a special “treat” in the form of new malware. That same week, there were signs of yet another piece of malware looming. These threats…

The first Mac malware of 2017 was brought to my attention by an IT admin, who spotted some strange outgoing network traffic from a particular Mac. This led to the discovery of a piece of malware unlike anything I’ve seen before, which appears to have actually been in existence, undetected, for some time, and which seems to…