Some Mac threats mimic real system alerts to dupe victims into making blunders, as is the case with the surge of “Your computer is low on memory” warnings.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict the average Mac user’s response to encountering a pop-up alert that says, “Your computer is low on memory”. The most likely feeling is anxiety, coupled with an impulse to sort things out immediately. The notification kind of hints at the first step by providing the following recommendation: “To free up some memory, please close a few applications”. No matter what the reaction is, the notification will just hang there until the user clicks the “Close” button. This is exactly what the operators of several Mac malware families anticipate, as it instantly triggers an action that doesn’t match the victim’s true intentions.Read More ““Your computer is low on memory” Mac pop-up removal”