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Meet Coldroot, a nasty Mac trojan that went undetected for years

A Mac malware that can silently, remotely control a vulnerable computer and steal passwords from a user’s keychain has gone largely unnoticed by antivirus makers for two years — even though the code is readily available to download. Patrick Wardle, chief research officer at Digita Security, revealed in a blog post Tuesday details of Coldroot, a remote access trojan. These kinds of malware are installed and access deep parts of the operating system in order to gain full, remote control of the system at any given moment — as if an attacker was sitting at the computer in person.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet

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