You may be familiar with cold calls where someone pretending to be from Microsoft is telling you that your computer is infected and needs to be repaired ASAP.
In most cases, if you said you were running a Mac instead of Windows, the scammers would hang up and move on to the next victim.
This might change soon.
We came across a company called Speak Support that advertised its Mac technical support on Bing:
Their website states that they have an “elite band of tech support experts” and that “Apple Consultants are online” waiting for your call:
Apple, for the most part, has been able to escape the wrath of malware authors compared with its main competitor, Android.
When talking about malware on iOS, most of the time we hear more about proof-of-concepts getting into the App Store than actual malware.
However, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a way to circumvent Apple’s “walled gates” and managed to get an app with malicious behaviors past Apple’s review process. Dubbed “Jekyll Apps”, these apps look benign on the surface but contain hidden code revealed at run-time.