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“By continuing the process of inflation, governments can confiscate secretly and unobserved an important part of the wealth of their citizens.” – John Maynard Keynes, writing about the effects of a seemingly small amount of inflation every year.

EasyDoc is a Macintosh Malware Product

Macintosh owners used to accurately claim that “Macs don’t get viruses.” Sadly, those days are gone. To be sure, Macintosh viruses and other malware are still rare but they do exist.

The newest threat seems to be EasyDoc, a program that claims to be a file converter. Technically, it is not a virus. However, it is malware (malevolent software). It is designed to subvert the security of the system, allowing it to be used as part of a botnet or to spy on the owner. Once installed, the malware grants full access to the file system and can run scripts given to it by its masters. The program also takes control of the infected computer’s camera. That would allow them to not only spy on the victim, but also take photographs of them, opening up the possibility of blackmail.

EasyDoc reportedly is particularly dangerous as it’s hard to detect.

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Categories: Online Privacy & Security

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