OS X malware
Written by a NortonLifeLock employee
Online threats to Macs have increased lately. The most recent one to make news, called "Crisis", targets Mac users. Your risk of infection is probably very low, but here are some basic facts:
Help protect your digital life on your devices.
Are you afraid of losing your personal information or all the precious things on your computer? Get comprehensive protection with Norton Security Deluxe across all your devices – up to 5 PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets.
Create an account today and try it free for 30 days on up to 5 of your devices.
- "Crisis" is a Trojan that steals potentially confidential information.
- The malware takes control of X programs/applications on your Mac that intercepts email and instant messages and utilizes internal microphones and cameras to spy on anyone near the Mac.
- When this backdoor is installed, it can monitor the following programs: Adium, Mozilla Firefox, MSN Messenger (for Mac) and Skype.
- Existing Norton security customers with the latest virus definitions are already protected.
Threats can occur at any moment, some more dangerous than others. If you want to learn more about how to protect your Stuff on your Mac, take a look at some of our security solutions.
Read more from our experts about this threat. Learn more
Isn't it time to upgrade your security?
Upgrading to new devices and software can often mean downgrading your privacy and security. It’s time to take your security seriously. Download the full version of Norton Security Deluxe free for 30 days, and test-drive it on up to 5 of your devices – PCs, Macs, smartphones or tablets.
Create an account today and be up and running in minutes.
Editorial note: Our articles provide educational information for you. NortonLifeLock offerings may not cover or protect against every type of crime, fraud, or threat we write about. Our goal is to increase awareness about cyber safety. Please review complete Terms during enrollment or setup. Remember that no one can prevent all identity theft or cybercrime, and that LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.
Copyright © 2023 NortonLifeLock Inc. All rights reserved. NortonLifeLock, the NortonLifeLock Logo, the Checkmark Logo, Norton, LifeLock, and the LockMan Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NortonLifeLock Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Firefox is a trademark of Mozilla Foundation. Android, Google Chrome, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google, LLC. Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Alexa and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Microsoft and the Window logo are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.