Liviu ArseneSenior E-Threat Analyst for Bitdefender, Macworld

Liviu Arsene is a Senior E-Threat Analyst for Bitdefender, with a strong background in security and technology. Reporting on global trends and developments in computer security, he writes about malware outbreaks and security incidents while coordinating with technical and research departments. His passions revolve around innovative technologies and gadgets, focusing on their security applications and long-term strategic impact. When he's not online, he's either taking something apart or putting it back together again.

Mac Malware Getting Serious - Security No Longer Optional

The landscape for Mac malware has changed dramatically in the past couple of years: threats are now more complex, more varied, and more numerous.

The ‘Root’ of all Evil with Apple’s macOS

macOS vulnerability allows “root” access without authentication.

Full macOS Compromise Using 15-Year-Old Bug

Details of vulnerability released over Twitter by security researcher.

Apple HomeKit Flaw Emphasizes the Need for Security

Compromised IoT devices could infect other home network-connected devices, including laptops, Mac, and even your smartphone.

Reports of macOS Vulnerabilities Rise Almost 29% in 2017

macOS security has become a necessity, especially as cybercriminals get smarter about tricking users or identifying vulnerabilities.

Where Does Your Mac Fit in Your Smart Home?

Despite built-in security features, hackers can use your Mac to infiltrate your home or organization’s heating, lighting, or electronics systems.

Sophisticated Mac OS Malware Uses Trust and Developer Certificates

How it works: Attackers compromise a vendor’s website, then replace legitimate apps with those carrying data-stealing malware.

United States Most Affected by Mac Threats

Most garden-variety Mac threats covertly collect sensitive user data by bundling themselves with legitimate applications.

Study of Most Common Mac OS Threats Reveals Adware-Serving Trojans

Steering clear of adware-serving threats can be difficult—many are bundled with software or appended to malicious email attachments.

Keranger: the first “in-the-wild” ransomware for Macs. But certainly not the last.

Keranger was the first – but now experts see ransomware-as-a-service that enables interested “customers” to purchase Mac-hostile ransomware.

APT28: A complex Mac virus that may signal the shape of tomorrow’s malware

This malware’s striking characteristic: its ability to drop a payload individually designed for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS running devices.

Smart Video Surveillance Devices and Who Might be Watching

The communization of video surveillance equipment has led to wide-scale consumer adoption of equipment that’s not only IP-enabled, but also cloud-powered. The VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) and global IP Video Surveillance market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.3% during 2012-2020, estimated at $57.34 billion, with the Asia Pacific region the fastest-growing market, at a CAGR of 44.3%.

Home Security Starts With Your Router

Routers now play a pivotal role in home networks, as the average number internet-connected devices per household is estimated to reach 6.4 billion in 2016. More than 49 million U.S. households now own a connected TV or other type of attached content device, and penetration is increasing 14 percent year-over-year, according to recent surveys.