March 06, 2016
For my readers who use the Mac, it's being reported that the bittorrent program "Transmission" version 2.90 was infected with a really vicious ransomware program.
The Transmission people are saying that if you're using 2.90 you should immediately upgrade it to 2.91.
UPDATE: Actually, you should upgrade to 2.92. 2.91 wasn't infected. 2.92 deletes any infected files left over from 2.90.
UPDATE: Here's the latest:
Transmission 2.90 was released on February 28. Per Palo Alto Networks, the malware-infected version was released with a different signature on March 4. If you had upgraded to Transmission 2.90 before March 4, you might have an uninfected copy. Upgrade to 2.92 anyway, of course...
Apple has now disqualified the signature used on the bad version, so if you have a copy of the bad installer you won't be able to install it.
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