Is it malware if it tells you exactly what it’s going to do and then does that very thing?
That’s essentially the question facing Apple after reports broke that a program available in the Mac App Store was mining cryptocurrency on users’ computers. Although initially approved by Apple, the Calendar 2 program was pulled — either by its developer Qbix or the folks in Cupertino — on March 12.
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Mac security site Objective-See did a deep dive into the matter after being tipped off by Ars Technica’s Dan Goodin, pointing out that the app was mining Monero — a cryptocurrency loved by the seedier side of the internet for its relative anonymity. Read more…