Doc targeting the Mac users


Windows is always the target of viruses and harmful programs. Of course, that does not mean Mac users are 100 percent safe. The new malware called Dok became the new danger of Mac. Mac users are being increasingly targeted by the malwares nowadays.

Windows users always have to be careful because their operating systems are consistently under the harmful attacks of the viruses and the malware. However, the recent emerging threat concerns Apple users this time.

The new trojan, named Doc developed by Check Point Technologies, can bypass both the Mac’s integrated virus shield and ignore third-party anti-virus software. Once it succeeds to be rooted in your computer, the virus can monitor all of your computer’s on-line digital communications, even the ones over HTTPS.

It uses punctuation as a means of spread. The Trojan which takes the first step with an e-mail attached with zip, presents itself as a fake OS update after it is downloaded and opened. Once infected with the system, it starts to work completely invisible.

The safest method for avoiding Doc will be being very careful when approaching suspicious e-mails from addresses you do not recognize. Be more careful especially when a file is attached to the e-mail. According to Check Point’s description malware is targeted at European users in general.

In February, Russian hackers changed the Xagent software in order to make it coherent with Apple hardware. Namely, Dok is not the first malware targeting Mac users this year.

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