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Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register

Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has updated the malware protection built into its Mac operating system to flag a recently discovered trojan that hijacks users' machines by masquerading as a benign document. Malware disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, meanwhile, remained unchecked.

 

The file quarantine, which Apple snuck into a prerelease version of Snow Leopard in 2009, was updated to include a definition for Trojan-Dropper: OSX/Revir.A, which antivirus provider F-Secure disclosed on Friday. According to an update on F-Secure's blog, the malware disguises itself as a PDF file in an attempt to trick users into clicking on it.

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Apple blocks malware-as-PDF threat but new attack emerges | ZDNet

Apple blocks malware-as-PDF threat but new attack emerges | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Even as Apple adds detection to block a Mac OS X malware threat, researchers find new Mac malware posing as a legitimate Flash Player installation pac...
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