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New Mac malware masquerades as iTerm2, Remote Desktop and other apps

September 21, 2021

Last week, security researcher Patrick Wardle released details of a new piece of malware masquerading as the legitimate app iTerm2. The malware was discovered earlier the same day by security researcher Zhi (@CodeColorist on Twitter), and detailed on a Chinese-language blog. (For those who don’t speak Chinese, Safari seems to do a fair job of translating it.)

iTerm2 is a legitimate replacement for the macOS Terminal app, offering some powerful features that Terminal does not.

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