A new variant of the Crossrider adware has been spotted that is infecting Macs in a unique way. For the most part, this variant is still quite ordinary, doing some of the same old things that we’ve been seeing for years in Mac adware. However, the use of a configuration profile introduces a unique new method for maintaining persistence.
Persistence is the goal of most malware. After all, what good is it to infect a machine if the malware stops running as soon as the computer restarts?