New Mac malware stealing passwords

Wirenet.1 targets computers running OS X and Linux, steals passwords

Just days after Oracle updated Java to patch critical vulnerabilities being used by hackers, another piece of Mac malware has been identified by antivirus software maker Dr Web.

The malware targets computers running OS X and Linux. Known as Wirenet.1, it steals passwords you entered via web browsers such as Chrome, Chromium, Firefox and Opera, and it will also log keystrokes, according to the Russian antivirus experts, reports IT Wire.

Wirenet.1 installs itself as WIFIADAPT in the user's home directory, according to the researchers.

Dr Web was the first to report the Flashback Trojan that hit Mac users earlier this year.

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