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Clever trick uses Windows executable file to install malicious payload on Macs

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Feb 11, 2019 5:59 PM 2+ mon ago

Clever trick uses Windows executable file to install malicious payload on Macs

By default, EXE files won't run on a Mac. The booby-trapped Little Snitch installer worked around this limitation by bundling the EXE file with a free framework known as Mono. Mono allows Windows executables to run on MacOS, Android, and a variety of other operating systems. It also provided the DLL mapping and other support required for the hidden EXE to execute and install the hidden payload. Interestingly, the researchers couldn't get the same EXE to run on Windows.

Currently, running EXE on other platforms may have a bigger impact on non-Windows systems such as MacOS. Normally, a mono framework installed in the system is required to compile or load executables and libraries. In this case, however, the bundling of the files with the said framework becomes a workaround to bypass the systems given EXE is not a recognized binary ...

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