Security: malware for OS X makes great growth




The number of cases of malware for OS X is rapidly growing. Pretending security company Bit9 + Carbon Black. In an analysis, the company held this year 948 cases of malware in 2015, five times over the last five years together.

In the years 2010 to 2014 entered into the analysis a total of 180 cases of malware upwards, writes the security in his report. With 948 samples of malware in 2015, the growth is so strong and the company attributes this to the growth in the use of OS X among consumers and especially businesses, resulting malware is more to discover interesting information.

Although the number of malware has grown, they are less advanced. It also seems that the new malware is mostly inspired by Windows malware, instead of malware for Unix and Linux operating systems that have more affinity with OS X than Windows.

Malware for OS X does include abuse of Launch Agents and Browser Plugins to do his job, according to the analysis. The most famous OS X malware in the past year XCodeGhost, a malware infected version of Xcode on Chinese servers, allowing apps for OS X and iOS malware afterworld when compiling. The security company does not report how much malware there is in relation to Windows machines or how many Mac users affected by malware on their system.


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