: MacKeeper has a Massive Data Leak


Oakbridge
Dec 14th, 2015, 07:41 PM
MacKeeper Exposes Data on 13 Million Customers - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/14/mackeeper-data-leak/)

Rob
Dec 14th, 2015, 07:46 PM
I always thought MacKeeper was malware.

So now it's like malware^2

CubaMark
Dec 14th, 2015, 07:53 PM
'Tis the season.

Do your Mac-owning non-techie relatives a favour this holiday season: Visit them, install and run Malware Bytes anti-adware software (https://www.malwarebytes.org/mac-download/), clean up their Mac and do what you can to educate them. A little prevention now will keep them from driving you nuts all year long in 2016....

(also take along instructions on how to manually remove MacKeeper (http://www.macissues.com/2015/05/19/how-to-manually-remove-mackeeper-from-your-mac/), since Malwarebytes was unable to do it yesterday for me)

kloan
Dec 14th, 2015, 09:29 PM
I always thought MacKeeper was malware.



It is. Anyone who actually bothered installing that crap was vulnerable from day 1.

pm-r
Dec 14th, 2015, 11:11 PM
MacKeeper Exposes Data on 13 Million Customers - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/14/mackeeper-data-leak/)


Ahh yes, the Mac App that just keeps on giving… :( :mad:

gwillikers
Dec 14th, 2015, 11:17 PM
I can't believe it's still listed on the MacUpdate web site.

pm-r
Dec 14th, 2015, 11:31 PM
I can't believe it's still listed on the MacUpdate web site.

Heck, it gets listed almost everywhere and even included as an extra when not even asked for and even from Canada's Mac, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV Community! (https://www.ehmac.ca) itself if ads are enabled or not blocked!!

rgray
Dec 15th, 2015, 12:08 AM
It is bundles with stuff from Source Forge, formerly reliable..... :( :mad:

pm-r
Dec 15th, 2015, 01:12 PM
It is bundles with stuff from Source Forge, formerly reliable..... :( :mad:


You got that right and I couldn't believe it when I got hit with it a week or two ago. And unlike some of the others and their methods, the install was almost completely un-noticed.

The culprit that caused and contained it was Soundflower-1.6.6b.dmg right from the open source site, or at least I was led to believe and I thought it was their site. *&^%#$% :mad: :ptptptptp beejacon

gwillikers
Dec 15th, 2015, 09:43 PM
I've changed my routine... I only use MacUpdate to "browse" through new updated apps for any given day. But instead of using the MacUpdate download link, I use the Developer link instead and download only from the Developers web site.

Here's why. (http://www.openradar.me/23453400)

I miss VersionTracker. :cool:

pm-r
Dec 15th, 2015, 11:55 PM
I've changed my routine... I only use MacUpdate to "browse" through new updated apps for any given day. But instead of using the MacUpdate download link, I use the Developer link instead and download only from the Developers web site.
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I did exactly the same thing but still got nailed (almost) as I posted above.

Immunity seems to be getting an almost impossibility these days. :(