Attack Uses Image Steganography For Stealthy Malware Ops On Instagram

Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept attack that uses steganography to establish highly covert malware command and control channels on the Instagram social media network.

In researching a way to demonstrate the PoC, the researchers at security firm Endgame also stumbled upon a separate weakness in Apple’s Mac OS X that would expose some users running version 10.11.5-6 of the operating system to malicious attacks just by viewing Instagram images on their computer.

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