Did You Download Handbrake For Mac Recently? You May Have Been Pwned.

The developers of open video transcoder app Handbrake have issued a security warning that you might want to pay attention to. Apparently, one of the sites that the developers use to mirror their downloads had the installer for Handbrake replaced so that it contained malware that gives the creator of the malware root-access privileges. Not only that, it steals whatever info is on your keychain. Thus you’ll have to change every password on that keychain. Ditto for any passwords stored by the browser of your choice.

If you downloaded Handbrake between May 2nd and May 6th, you have a 50/50 chance of being pwned by whoever did this. The security warning that I linked to has instructions on how to spot the malware and how to remove it. Thus if this applies to you, I’d take immediate action.


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