DevilRobber now "improved", nonetheless nasty malware menace
We beforehand informed you about DevilRobber and what kind of unsavory issues it will probably do to (and with) your Mac. (In case you do not click on over to learn the article, this is the inside track: it is dangerous. Actual dangerous.) Again within the day (November 1st), it was a Computer virus and despatched a bit of of your private information off to some faraway servers.
However CNet is reporting the brand new model has mutated, and now it tries to seize your Terminal historical past and system logs. This new “improved” model may be picked up by downloading Pixelmator from someplace that isn’t the Mac App Retailer (at present the one place to legitimately get a replica). However the enjoyable does not finish there! It additionally tries (however doesn’t succeed at) making off with info saved in your 1Password knowledge file. CNet’s story makes it sound like DevilRobber can truly do one thing with that file, however in actuality that knowledge is protected, as confirmed by Agile themselves. They’ve a pleasant writeup on their website about all of this and the steps you’ll be able to take to make additional tremendous positive your knowledge is protected.
That is additionally one other of these alternatives we right here at TUAW sometimes take to remind you that malware is dangerous however actual, and also you DO want to guard your self. Keep in mind “Macs do not get viruses” is simply as correct as “Macs have no good video games” (which is to say not correct in any respect), and safety is ridiculously straightforward. Get your self a pleasant antivirus utility and spend somewhat time with Little Snitch to ensure nothing suspicious is being despatched out of your machine, and that ought to provide help to keep away from plenty of issues.