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Transmission Articles


BitTorrent Client Transmission Again Victimized by OS X Malware

Tuesday August 30, 2016 10:23 am PDT by
Just five months after Transmission was infected with the first "ransomware" ever found on the Mac, the popular BitTorrent client is again at the center of newly uncovered OS X malware. Researchers at security website We Live Security have discovered the malware, called OSX/Keydnap, was spread through a recompiled version of Transmission temporarily distributed through the client's official...
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Transmission Malware Transmitted Through Server Hack, Downloaded 6,500 Times

Monday March 7, 2016 1:42 pm PST by
Over the weekend, the first instance of Mac ransomware was found in a malicious update to the Transmission BitTorrent client. Version 2.90 of Transmission downloaded from the Transmission website was infected with "KeRanger" ransomware. "Ransomware" is a class of malware that encrypts a user's hard drive and files, demanding money to decrypt it. In this case, KeRanger would have required Mac...