Transmission 2.9 might be malware-infected. Update to 2.91 instead

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  1. p3ncil macrumors regular

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    https://www.transmissionbt.com
     
  2. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the heads up, OP. My version of Transmission was an older one, so I managed to skip over the infected one. That's a relief.
     
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    How come it 'may be' infected? Aren't they distributing the same binary everywhere?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    https://forum.transmissionbt.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17834

    There is a forum post here with a comment from the dev toward the bottom and he does not seem to be very forthcoming about exactly what happened.
     
  5. pedrom Suspended

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    Thanks for your post. Transmission is a fundamental piece of software. How did this happen?
     
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  7. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Apparently Gatekeeper has already been patched to disallow installation of Transmission 2.90. Current installs still may be dangerous though.

    But this is a really bad kink in Transmissions facade.
     
  8. pedrom Suspended

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    Let's just hope that they are honest about it and share how did this happen.

    It's situations like this that pisses me off with Apple and the Mac app store situation.
     
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