High Sierra — Mac’s first full OS upgrade since Snow Leopard in 2009 — has finally been released as public beta. But users who expect shiny new features might feel slightly disappointed as the new OS’ most useful updates are actually under the hood.
macOS version of HandBrake, an open-source video transcoding software that converts multimedia files into various formats, was recently infected with a Trojan. According to HandBrake’s announcement, if you downloaded the app between May 2 (14:30 UTC) and May 6 (11:00 UTC), there’s a 50% chance that your system got infected.
No computer is safe from malware, not even Macs. Even though incidences of viruses and malware are rare for Apple computers, they can still occur with disastrous consequences. Based on one security software firm’s report, MacOS malware grew by 744% in 2016, but the number of attacks were still fewer than attacks on Windows computers.