The Annoying MacOS Threat That Won’t Go Away

I removed Flash years ago. I’m amazed that people will download ‘updates’…

[…] One reason for Shlayer’s continuing prevalence is the manner in which it is being distributed. Currently, over 1,000 “partner” websites distribute Shlayer on behalf of the malware’s authors. Unsuspecting users who arrive on these sites — many of which hawk pirated content — are typically redirected to fake Flash Player update pages from where the malware gets downloaded on MacOS systems. The partner sites get paid for each download.


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