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The Airo Labs and Knowledge Center provide extensive in-depth analysis and all essential information about Mac OS vulnerabilities. Our three Airo Labs assemble threat data from millions of Macs worldwide to bring you the latest (and oldest) trends and science in Mac OS exploits, vulnerabilities & malware information.
March 24th, 2019
Are Macs more secure than other operating systems? Do hackers attack only organizations? Can apps downloaded from the App store be malicious? Are unicorns real? Airo Labs debunk some myths and fictions about Mac security.
February 18th, 2019
Airo Lab research discovered a sophisticated fraud involving fake Apple support services, tricking consumers into exposing their personal details and buying products they don't need.
February 11th, 2019
Phishing is a malicious social engineering technique that tricks victims into making security mistakes; providing their sensitive information to an unreliable attacker.
Let us introduce you to some of our main threats categories. Be noted that some definitions are commonly used and known in the anti-malware world, while others are a creation of our own labs, based on thousands of incidents and encounters with different kinds and scales of malicious behaviors. These following classifications include some bad reputable behaviors or annoying/unwanted applications regarded as Mac threats (however, may apply to other OS’s as well).
The Airo "Suspicious" alert signifies that the application or software that is being downloaded and/or used has been classified by us as suspicious, questionable,...
The Airo “Scareware” classification refers to a software, application, program or behavior that use tactics of falsely scaring and alerting users, for the sole...
A software, application, browser extension, program or general behavior with the sole purpose or function of generating ad revenues (in any form), including by...
A software, application, script, program, file or general behavior with malicious intent to harm your Mac, your browser, your accounts or data. This category...
A software, application, script, program or general behavior with sole intention to mine cryptocurrency without your knowledge, awareness or consent. Anybody digging into your...
A type of software, application, program, file, script or general behavior with the sole purpose to spy on you, your actions, steal your data...
A type of malicious software that threatens to publish or otherwise misuse your data by perpetually blocking your access to your Mac, browser or...
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