Hacking macOS: How to Create an Undetectable Payload

Encrypting payloads and encoding stagers are more effective against macOS than one might think. Plus, it's very easy to evade VirusTotal and macOS antivirus software using a few simple tricks. The goal of this project was to locate a known and easily detectable macOS payload, then find a method that allowed that very same payload to execute on the target MacBook. This would reliably confirm if any discovered evasion method was effective at executing known payloads. In addition to testing malicious files against VirusTotal, they were tested in macOS Mojave (v10.14) against popular antivirus... more