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IWT
05-08-2017, 08:07 AM
This article has just been published.

It is likely to involve very few people, but being aware of the problem is important, I think.

http://www.kirkville.com/do-you-use-handbrake-on-your-mac-beware-of-possible-malware/

Ian

pigoo3
05-08-2017, 03:56 PM
Here's a very important detail in the link Ian kindly provided:

"Anyone who has downloaded HandBrake on Mac between [02/May/2017 14:30 UTC] and [06/May/2017 11:00 UTC]..."...are the folks that need to be concerned.

- Nick

Slydude
05-08-2017, 08:19 PM
That one had me a little twitch for a while. I updated Handbrake recently. I think it was literally just hours outs the window mentioned in the warning. At most it would have been 24 hours. To make matters worse, when I checked using Activity Monitor I misread the info and for a few minutes thought I was infected.

M_Six
05-17-2017, 01:10 AM
Wow. We use it all the time. Although we've had it downloaded forever.

Slydude
05-17-2017, 01:58 AM
I do too and recently updated from within the app. That's what gave me the twitch.