PUB­LIC SAFETY WARN­ING!

HK Magazine - - GADGETS -

Mac users who use the Trans­mis­sion BitTor­rent app to, um, legally down­load freely li­censed con­tent and shared soft­ware, take care: For the first time ever, a piece of "ran­somware" has made its way onto the Mac plat­form. The KeRangers mal­ware was in­cluded in a ver­sion of Trans­mis­sion and it warns the user that the com­puter’s en­tire con­tents will be en­crypted within three days, un­less they pay a ran­som of 1 Bit­coin ($3,177) into an anony­mous ac­count. Ouch. Trans­mis­sion has since re­leased a fixed ver­sion of its app, so up­grade if you can.

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