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New Go-Based JaskaGO Malware Targeting Windows and macOS Systems
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New Go-Based JaskaGO Malware Targeting Windows and macOS Systems

The most recent danger to compromise both Windows and Apple macOS systems is a new Go-based information-thieving malware known as JaskaGO. The malware was discovered by AT&T Alien Labs, which stated that it is "equipped with an extensive array of commands from its command-and-control (C&C) server." The first macOS-specific artifacts were discovered in July 2023, masquerading as installations for reputable programs like CapCut. Malware variations have taken on the guise of AnyConnect and security tools. JaskaGO installs itself, checks to see if it is running in a virtual machine (VM) environment, and if it is, it likely tries to hide its presence by doing an innocent job like pinging Google read more New Go-Based JaskaGO Malware Targeting Windows and macOS Systemsz. Get...
Microsoft Uncovers Flaws in ncurses Library Affecting Linux and macOS Systems
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Microsoft Uncovers Flaws in ncurses Library Affecting Linux and macOS Systems

Ncurses, short for "new curses," is a programming library that contains a number of memory corruption problems that could be used by threat actors to execute malicious code on Linux and macOS systems. Researchers from Microsoft Threat Intelligence Jonathan Bar Or, Emanuele Cozzi, and Michael Pearse wrote in a technical report released today: "Using environment variable poisoning, attackers could chain these vulnerabilities to elevate privileges and run code in the context of the targeted program or perform other malicious actions." As of April 2023, the vulnerabilities, collectively tracked as CVE-2023-29491 (CVSS score of 7.8), have been fixed. Microsoft claimed that it also collaborated with Apple to fix the macOS-specific problems caused by these weaknesses read more Microsoft Un...