Contributions to Proceedings:
M. Lindorfer, B. Miller, M. Neugschwandtner, Ch. Platzer:
"Take a Bite - Finding the Worm in the Apple";
in: "International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS)",
When it comes to security risks, especially malware,
Mac OS X has the questionable reputation of being inherently
safe. While there is a substantial body of research and implementations dealing with malware on Windows and, more recently,
Android systems, Mac OS X has received little attention so far.
To amend this shortcoming, we built a Mac OS X based high-interaction honeypot and used it to evaluate over 6,000 blacklisted URLs to estimate how widespread malware for Mac OS X is today. We further built a dynamic analysis environment and analyzed 148 malicious samples to gain insight into the current state of Mac OS X malware. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to tackle this task.
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