Does BD detect this and remove it?
Yes, I'd like to know about this as well. I'm planning to buy an M1 Mac Mini, and this news worried me.
Just read this article: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/02/new-malware-found-on-30000-macs-has-security-pros-stumped/
So immediately searched for "Silver Sparrow" on BitDefender website-- other than this thread, no results.
It would be GREAT If BD could alert users when this protection is in place. It would reassure us that they are on top of the latest threats. Ideally, searching within the app for "Silver Sparrow" would rapidly reassure that protection for that specific threat is active.
... is it?
I would like to know as well.
+1 on detection and removal
BD? Love to hear what, if anything, is being done?
Same here. Please let us know soon.
I hope they move fast to add it to viral problems on apple M1 platform!
Add me to the list also
Just did the same search - no reference that BD has any such protection against silver sparrow. So at the switch??
Keep bumping it!
Come on Bitdefender let us have some information on Silver Sparrow. There is plenty of info on the net, just nothing from Bitdefender.
I have a ticket in with support asking about Silver Sparrow with a link to this thread. I'll update here if I hear back.
Has there been any updates? I also opened a ticket, although I didn't see an option to select an OS above Mojave.
I chatted with an agent at their support centre yesterday. He had not even heard of Silver Sparrow and found nothing about it in their knowledge base. He opened a ticket with tech support and said they would email me. Nothing yet.
Yes, bitdefender does detect the new silver sparrow mac malware package file. Below are the VT links
(Bitdefender beta tester 2019/ 2020)
Thank you @Flexx
Good to know that Bitdefender detects this malware, but does it actually remove it?
Agree with you
Additional to my above quoted reply, the people who were searching for an article from bitdefender on silver sparrow, below is the link
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Apple operating systems are world-renowned for their security, among other things. But the fact is that Silver Sparrow joins a recently detected malware dubbed “GoSearch22” that also targets Apple M1 chips.
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