HandBrake reminds all of us that Macs aren’t immune from malware


HandBrake’s developers are warning Mac users about a possible malware infection after downloading the popular video transcoding app. The dev team spotted the issue Saturday, and note users who downloaded the app between 14:30 (UTC) on May 2 and 11:00 (UTC) on My 6 have a 50/50 chance of infection. The malware is a variant of OSX.PROTON, a remote access tool (RAT) sold on cybercrime forums all over the web. The RAT has the typical feature set of other RAT programs, including keylogging, remote access (including root access), the ability to grab screen shots, steal files, or execute shell commands. To obtain…

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