MACOS FRUITFLY BACKDOOR ANALYSIS RENDERS NEW SPYING CAPABILITIES

LAS VEGAS—The FruitFly backdoor became a known entity in January, but it’s a good bet that for years it had been in the wild, undetected by analysts and security software.

The macOS and OS X malware has a number of insidious spying capabilities that would make anyone uneasy, and a variant recently analyzed by Synack chief security researcher Patrick Wardle was no exception.

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