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Luxembourg CIRC develops LaunchAgent monitoring tool for OS X

Following my recent outlining of a procedure for monitoring LaunchAgents, the Luxembourg CIRC created an easy-to-use setup utility that handles the procedure for you.

By April 20, 2012


Monitor OS X LaunchAgents folders to help prevent malware attacks

While malware scanners can detect threats once definitions for them are available, you can monitor or lock your systems' launch agents folders to more proactively prevent attacks on your system.

By April 17, 2012


New OS X trojan monitors Web activity to steal BitCoins

Disguised as a legitimate project on GitHub called StealthBit, the malware installs a browser extension to look for and steal BitCoin wallet and account credentials.

By February 10, 2014


Speed up the shutdown process in OS X

A quick adjustment of the timeout values for key processes can greatly speed up otherwise laggy shutdowns in OS X.

By October 14, 2013


New OS X Trojan found and blocked by Apple's XProtect

A new command-and-control Trojan for OS X appears to be associated with the Syrian Electronic Army.

By September 22, 2013


New Tibet malware variant found for OS X

After over a year of no apparent activity, a new variant of the Tibet malware affecting OS X systems has been found.

By September 11, 2013


Banish briefly flashing Adobe update window in OS X

Background updater services showing up may be from duplicate launch agent scripts being used to handle them.

By June 21, 2013


Banish stubborn menu extras in OS X

If you are experiencing problems with a menu extra and can't seem to remove it by standard means, it may have a nonstandard implementation, which will take a couple of steps to root out and uninstall.

By May 9, 2013


New malware variant targets Uyghur Mac users

Yet another malware variant is being sent to Uyghur activists via e-mail spam; however, for updated systems the threat is nonexistent.

By April 25, 2013


How to remove 'Yontoo' adware Trojan from your OS X system

A new Trojan lures users to install a Web plug-in that tracks browsing and presents ads. Here's how to remove it.

By March 21, 2013