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Mac Flashback Exploiting Unpatched Java Vulnerability

Mac Flashback Exploiting Unpatched Java Vulnerability | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A new Flashback variant (Mac malware) has been spotted exploiting CVE-2012-0507 (a Java vulnerability). We've been anticipating something like this for a while now.

 

Oracle released an update that patched this vulnerability back in February… for Windows.

 

===> But — Apple hasn't released the update for OS X (yet). <===

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Cracks appear in face of Apple's iOS security

Cracks appear in face of Apple's iOS security | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple’s iOS mobile platform, like its desktop-and-notebook sibling Mac OS X, has garnered a reputation for strong security.

 

===> But as new holes in iOS's security crop up, this reputation may be exposed to less-than-friendly fire. <===

 

GM: NOBODY is perfect!

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New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild

New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from Intego, have intercepted a new variant of the Imuler trojan horse targeting Mac OS X users.
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Is MacDefender Malware a Sign of the Macpocalypse? | PCWorld Business Center

Is MacDefender Malware a Sign of the Macpocalypse? | PCWorld Business Center | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Mac facade of security by obscurity has been shattered, but all users need to understand that there is a new era in malware that is bigger than Mac OS X.
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OSX/Lamadai.A: The Mac Payload on Malware Targeting Tibetan NGOs

OSX/Lamadai.A: The Mac Payload on Malware Targeting Tibetan NGOs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
This analysis is focused on the OS X payload of a reported attack against Tibetan NGOs and the network protocol used to communicate with the C&C server.
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New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild | ZDNet

New Mac OS X malware variant spotted in the wild | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Security researchers from Sophos, have intercepted a currently circulating Mac OS X malware variant of the OSX/Imuler trojan horse.

 

Upon execution the malware will delete the original infection file and only leave an image file of Irina Shayk. It will also open a backdoor on the infected host, transferring private information from the infected host to a remote Web server.

 

===> End and corporate users are advised to turn on “Show all filename extensions” option in Finder in order to differentiate between different file types and avoid interacting with malicious applications. <===

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New OS X malware variant attacks unpatched Macs | ZDNet

New OS X malware variant attacks unpatched Macs | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

A new malware variant sets out to punish those who haven’t been keeping up to date with updates.

 

Patching OS X is so simple, but yet there are people who still put it off. A new malware variant sets out to punish those who haven’t been keeping up to date with updates.

 

The new variant is a Trojan horse called ‘Flashback.G’ and is makes use of two exploits found on older versions of the Java runtime. Users with macs running OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ are particularly at risk since this version came with Java preinstalled while 10.7 ‘Lion’ did not.

 

According to security firm Intego, this malware uses three tricks to try to get itself installed onto a system: read more...

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Mac`s Supposed Immunity to Security Threats Gone Forever: 10 Reasons Why - Security - News & Reviews - eWeek.com

Mac`s Supposed Immunity to Security Threats Gone Forever: 10 Reasons Why - Security - News & Reviews - eWeek.com | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
News Analysis: The days of Mac OS X being seemingly immune from viruses and other malware are gone forever as Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of fake Macintosh antivirus scams.
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