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Jacksbot Java malware can take control of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems

Jacksbot Java malware can take control of Windows, Mac, and Linux systems | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Two weeks ago, Mac security software company Intego discovered malware which it classified as "a new Java backdoor trojan called Java/Jacksbot.A.” New threats are discovered all the time, but Intego later concluded that even though Jacksbot is a variant of the Java remote access tool (RAT) created by the jailbreaking group Redpois0n, it can target multiple platforms.

 

The malware writers behind JACKSBOT may just be testing the waters for a successful multiplatform malware; however for now they appear to be unwilling to invest the time and resources to develop the code more completely.

 

===> It’s likely that the authors will continue to improve the code to fully support infection for OS X and Linux. <===

 

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http://thenextweb.com/2012/10/31/jacksbot-java-malware-can-take-control-of-windows-mac-and-linux-systems/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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CNET Buzz Report: Yes, Virginia, Macs get malware, too

The Mac faithful are rocked by a serpent in their midst, the new Nook makes a believer out of Molly, and Sony's hacker war rages on. Original: http://cnettv....
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Apple's 'Mac Defender' update allows users to run known malware | ZDNet

Apple's 'Mac Defender' update allows users to run known malware | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has now released a security update for Mac OS X ‘Snow Leopard’ users to protect them from ‘Mac Defender’ and associated...
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