InfoSec News Nuggets 08/12/2021

New AdLoad malware variant slips through Apple's XProtect defenses A new AdLoad malware variant is slipping through Apple's YARA signature-based XProtect built-in antivirus tech to infect Macs as part of multiple campaigns tracked by American cybersecurity firm SentinelOne. AdLoad is a widespread trojan targeting the macOS platform since at least since late 2017 and used to deploy various malicious payloads, including adware and Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). This malware can also harvest system information that later gets sent to remote servers controlled by its operators.…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 12/03/2020

5G rollout faster than expected; will reach a billion people this year The super-fast technology reached more customers this year than expected and will cover about 60% of the global population by 2026, according to a new report from Ericsson. That makes 5G the fastest deployed mobile network ever, the Swedish networking giant said. By the end of this year, there will be 218 million 5G subscriptions around the world, up from Ericsson’s forecast in…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 6/2/2020

5G myths debunked: No, 5G doesn't cause COVID-19 and won't replace 4G either The next generation of high-speed mobile data, known as 5G, is live in many countries including the US, the UK and Australia. But as the new network rolls out, many misconceptions and confusion around the technology remain. Most recently, conspiracy theorists have tried linking 5G with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in people burning cell towers and many social media platforms, including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, scrambling to curb the spread of…
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