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OS X Malware: A Steady Trickle

OS X Malware: A Steady Trickle | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

I’m guessing that the myth of OS X invulnerability to malware is pretty much busted by now: at any rate, there has been wave after wave of OS X-related malware reports in the past week or two.

 

Sophos were the latest big name to weigh in on the OSX/Imuler malware that DrWeb, Intego, ESET and your humble scribe have already commented on, though Sophos calls it Imuler-B and both Intego and ESET call it Imuler.C.

 

The Java attack has also been linked to bot-generated Twitter spam targeting Tibetan activist conversations by including hashtags like “#Tibet” and “#freetibet”, presumably in order to drown out political dissent.

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Another OS X Trojan imitates Adobe Flash installer

Another OS X Trojan imitates Adobe Flash installer | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In the wake of the latest OS X Trojan, a new one has surfaced that disguises itself as an Adobe Flash Player installer. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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