Handbrake Developers Issue Security Warning

Published on: 7 May 2017

Last updated on: 16 Jul 2019

The developers of video app Handbrake have issued a security warning to all users who downloaded the software between 2 May 2017 and 6 May 2017.

The Handbrake mirror server (download.handbrake.fr) was compromised and the application was replaced with one containing a variant of the OSX.PROTON trojan that gives the attacker control of a Mac.

For further information and removal instructions visit: https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=36364

Handbrake downloaded from the main server or through the applications update system were not affected.