Mac Adware Tool Sends Your Data to China

A Mac adware tool called Adware Doctor was a paid utility until Apple recently deleted it on the Mac App Store, but stealing your data, Threatpost).

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Security researcher Patrick Wardle says that Apple knew about the suspicious feature of Adware Doctor last month but he only deleted it today. This application could bypass the security control of macOS, steal browsing history and send it to Chinese server:

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When the user clicks "Allow", since Adware Doctor requested permission to access the user's home directory, Cart Blanche Access to all users' files. By doing this, the application can detect and remove adware, but "We also collect and exclude all selected user files.

I can not tell how Apple investigated this problem, but after the media gave attention to it, today is related only to the company's removal. Apple is instructing the user to download the MAS application slowly. This application clearly violates company guidelines.

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