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        Alex5723
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        XLoader malware infects Macs now; collects keystrokes, screenshots, and more

        XLoader malware has now migrated from Windows machines to attack Macs too. An evolution of the malware known as Formbook, it lets an attacker log keystrokes, take screenshots, and access other private information.

        Worryingly, the malware is sold on the dark web for $49, enabling anyone to deploy it against both Windows and Mac users …

        The good news is that it does require user action to trigger it. Attackers typically send an email that contains the malware embedded into Microsoft Office documents…

        XLoader is stealthy, meaning it is hard to tell when a Mac is infected with it, but the company does provide one method of checking.

        1. Go to /Users/[username]/Library/LaunchAgents directory
        2. Check for suspicious filenames in this directory (example below is a random name)

        /Users/user/Library/LaunchAgents/com.wznlVRt83Jsd.HPyT0b4Hwxh.plist

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