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Apple M1 chip’s first malware discovered in the wild

1 February 2021

The very first malware to target the apple new M1 chips has been discovered. Security researcher Patrick Wardle said that a Safari adware extension called GoSearch22 which is meant to run on Intel X86 chips has been ported to run on ARM-based M1 apple chips. The attackers are creating multi-architecture applications so that their code will natively run on M1 systems

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