Careful what you download

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by briloronmacrumo, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. briloronmacrumo macrumors 6502

    briloronmacrumo

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    #1
    Malwarebytes reported on 2-Feb-2018 that MacUpdate.com was hacked and some ( Firefox, OnyX, and Deeper ) applications were maliciously-modified. MacUpate corrected the issue on the same day. Saw this initially on Macintouch
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Always try and download from the developer's site.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I never ever trust 3rd party downloads. If I can't get it from Apple or the developer's own site, it is not happening
     
  4. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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  5. maflynn Moderator

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    The same here, I don't trust site (or service) that requires that I have an app to install apps that I can get from the developer directly. This isn't the first time, macupdate has been infected by malware, and even if it wasn't, I'd still avoid them.
     
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Your copy of Adobe Flash Player is too old, Update?

    Seems to be the most common warning that you should leave whatever site you're on, and never return.
     

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