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Posted: 2/23/2021 8:50:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 8:52:41 AM EST by Balista]
security researchers at Malwarebytes and Red Canary discovered a mysterious piece of malware hiding on nearly 30,000 Macs, one designed to deliver an as-yet-unknown payload, and with a self-destruction mechanism that might remove any trace that it ever existed. They’re calling it Silver Sparrow.
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According to data provided by Malwarebytes, Silver Sparrow had infected 29,139 macOS endpoints across 153 countries as of February 17, including high volumes of detection in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Germany.
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Though we haven’t observed Silver Sparrow delivering additional malicious payloads yet, its forward-looking M1 chip compatibility, global reach, relatively high infection rate, and operational maturity suggest Silver Sparrow is a reasonably serious threat, uniquely positioned to deliver a potentially impactful payload at a moment’s notice.
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“That’s pretty widespread... and yet again shows the macOS malware is becoming ever more pervasive and commonplace, despite Apple’s best efforts.”
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Technical info here: https://redcanary.com/blog/clipping-silver-sparrows-wings/
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:51:49 AM EST
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:53:02 AM EST
I say this as Mac user...   People install some form of AV on your system and patch for god sakes .. Patch it.  

Oh and do not click on everything you see while surfing the web.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:53:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fombyjambox:
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!
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"They just work!"
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:53:09 AM EST
so you're telling me i shouldn't spank my monkey in front of my MacBook pro anymore because my camera could be compromised?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:55:36 AM EST
M1 Chip (in house product) related.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:59:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By nightstalker:
M1 Chip (in house product) related.
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You sure that it’s just the M1? This part from the article- “its forward-looking M1 chip compatibility” makes me think it started with the Intel systems but also does/will affect the M1 systems.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:07:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fombyjambox:
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!
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There are two types of people who say this. Idiots, and fools.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:11:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By xLucidx:



There are two types of people who say this. Idiots, and fools fanbois.
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Originally Posted By xLucidx:
Originally Posted By fombyjambox:
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!



There are two types of people who say this. Idiots, and fools fanbois.


fixed.

apple fanbois have been claiming for decades about their superior OS and how there aren't viruses for it.

Idiots believe it, and fanbois parrot it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:16:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Kevv:


fixed.

apple fanbois have been claiming for decades about their superior OS and how there aren't viruses for it.

Idiots believe it, and fanbois parrot it.
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Originally Posted By Kevv:
Originally Posted By xLucidx:
Originally Posted By fombyjambox:
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!



There are two types of people who say this. Idiots, and fools fanbois.


fixed.

apple fanbois have been claiming for decades about their superior OS and how there aren't viruses for it.

Idiots believe it, and fanbois parrot it.
It's not malware in the traditional form.

it was done as a valid application with signed trust certificate from the developer.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:26:21 AM EST
Yeah, I think that silver sparrow software that is designed to do mal intent and then a erace itself like it was never there has been used in our voting machines for years.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:28:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:33:59 AM EST
oopsie
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:45:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By fombyjambox:
But, but, but Apple's don't get infected with malware!!!!!!!!!!
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Where is your turtlenecked god now?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:47:03 AM EST
Reason # 5,930,202 that I switched from macOS to W10 on my macbook.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:50:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Rustler:
Reason # 5,930,202 that I switched from macOS to W10 on my macbook.

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yeah, because when I think of security against malware and viruses, I think of Windows 10
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:51:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 9:51:19 AM EST by rarecat]
Ha Ha!

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:52:16 AM EST
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Originally Posted By FullSemiautomatic:


You sure that it’s just the M1? This part from the article- “its forward-looking M1 chip compatibility” makes me think it started with the Intel systems but also does/will affect the M1 systems.
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That's because apps just work.  
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 12:42:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 12:43:41 PM EST by D_J]
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