Researchers at Zscaler say that malware is often prone to bugs and coding errors which can cause it to crash or serve as a backdoor for defenders to undo the damage it might have caused. They suggest defenders proactively use malware bugs to stop them from spreading and infecting the system.
Researcher Finds Malware Targeting Mac Users via Baidu Ad
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Chinese security researcher Zhi has discovered a malware targeting Mac users. The malware, spread via a paid advertisement on search engine Baidu, is intended to harvest user credentials, he says. The advertisement has now been taken down.