New Mac malware proves you shouldn’t disable Gatekeeper

Yet another strain of malware targeted at Mac users has popped up this week to prove you shouldn’t disable the Gatekeeper feature baked into OS X. “OSX/Keydnap” disguises itself as an innocent text or image file, then installs malicious code onto your Mac.

The latest find, made by researchers at the security firm ESET, comes just days after the discovery of “Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor,” which has the ability to take full control of your Mac. OSX/Keydnap goes after your saved passwords instead.