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New Mac OS X Trojan discovered

New Mac OS X Trojan discovered | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Sabpab exploits same Java vulnerability as Flashback...

 

Mac users should make sure they have applied Apple's latest Java update and installed anti-virus software after a new Trojan targeting OS X was spotted in the wild.

 

Ironically discovered on Friday 13th, the new Trojan - Sabpab - uses the same vulnerability in the OS X's Java plug-in to infect Macs, warns security firm Sophos.

 

===> It also doesn't require any user interaction to infect a system either - just like Flashback - all that needs to happen is for you to visit an infected webpage. <===

 

 

"The newly discovered Sabpab malware is in many ways a basic backdoor Trojan horse. It connects to a control server using HTTP, receiving commands from remote hackers as to what it should do.

 

The criminals behind the attack can grab screenshots from infected Macs, upload and download files, and execute commands remotely," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos.

 

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Apple releases Flashback malware removal tool, for OS X Lion only

Apple releases Flashback malware removal tool, for OS X Lion only | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In its ongoing battle against the widespread Flashback malware attack, Apple has released a standalone removal tool.

 

===> The downloadable utility is available exclusively for Mac owners running OS X Lion. It will not run on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or earlier versions. <===

 

Apple has not officially acknowledged the discontinuation of support for users of pre-Snow Leopard versions of OS X. Under the “Additional information” heading in its bulletin describing the Flashback malware, the company says: “For Macs running Mac OS X v10.5 or earlier, you can better protect yourself from this malware by disabling Java in your web browser(s) preferences.”

 

Several security companies have reported the discovery of a different malware variant that appears to attack the same Java vulnerability.

 

===> Like Flashback, this new Trojan requires no user interaction to infect your Apple Mac. Kaspersky refers to it as “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a” while Sophos calls it at “SX/Sabpab-A.” <===

 

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SabPub Mac OS X Backdoor: Java Exploits, Targeted Attacks and Possible APT link

SabPub Mac OS X Backdoor: Java Exploits, Targeted Attacks and Possible APT link | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
we can confirm yet another Mac malware in the wild - Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a being spread through Java exploits. This new threat is a custom OS X backdoor, which appears to have been designed for use in targeted attacks.
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Java mis à jour pour éradiquer Flashback

Java mis à jour pour éradiquer Flashback | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple propose une mise à jour de Java qui permet de supprimer les diverses variantes de Flashback et modifie le comportement du plugin.
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Sabpab, new Mac OS X backdoor Trojan horse discovered

Sabpab, new Mac OS X backdoor Trojan horse discovered | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
More Mac malware has been discovered, capable of giving remote hackers access to your Apple Mac.

Isn't it time you ran anti-virus software on your Mac?

 

And just like Flashback, the new Trojan doesn't require any user interaction to infect your Apple Mac.

 

The Sabpab Trojan horse exploits the same drive-by Java vulnerability used to create the Flashback botnet.

 

===> It's time for Mac users to wake up and smell the coffee. Mac malware is becoming a genuine issue, and cannot be ignored any longer. <===

 

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New Mac Threat, OSX.Sabpab exploiting the same Java vulnerability as #Flashback

New Mac Threat, OSX.Sabpab exploiting the same Java vulnerability as #Flashback | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

New Mac Threat, OSX.Sabpab exploiting the same Java vulnerability as #Flashback

 

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Apple pumps out yet another Java update

Apple pumps out yet another Java update | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has delivered - or so it says - on its promise to provide a Flashback malware removal tool, wrapped in another Java update.
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About Java for OS X Lion 2012-003

About Java for OS X Lion 2012-003 | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
This Java security update removes the most common variants of the Flashback malware. ...
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Flashback botnet shrinks, downloads of Mac AV software rise

Flashback botnet shrinks, downloads of Mac AV software rise | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

News that nearly two percent of all Mac users have had their computers infected by the Flashback malware which roped them into a 600K strong botnet has hit the Mac community with the realization that ===> their machines are not as secure as they believed and hoped they are. <===

 

Meanwhile, the Flashback botnet has shrunk in the last few days and as of yesterday, counts less than 270k infected machines.

 

According to Symantec, part of the reason for this dramatic decrease is the fact that a number of security firms have executed sinkholing operations against the botnet, but the biggest reason likely lies in the fact that many Mac users have heard the news and proceeded to scan and disinfect their machines.

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Dr.Web CureIt! — download free anti-virus!

Dr.Web CureIt! — download free anti-virus! | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Dr.Web Light Scanner for Mac OS X


Dr.Web Light for Mac OS X is a reliable way to protect your Mac from a variety of threats.

 

The scanner is based on the latest virus detection and removal technologies. You can use it to scan your system whenever you like.

 

The scanner virus databases are automatically updated with signatures of actual threats on a regular basis.

 

To make protection against unknown viruses even stronger, a heuristic analyzer is implemented.

 

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Free Antivirus for Mac - Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

Free Antivirus for Mac - Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Protect Your Macintosh from Antivirus with this Free Tool from Sophos, the Leader in Antivirus, Spam, Malware Removal and Network Encryption for Mac.

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Malware Flashback : Apple prépare son patch et contacte les FAI

Malware Flashback : Apple prépare son patch et contacte les FAI | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
La firme de Cupertino a publié une page spéciale Flashback sur son site de support et indique préparer son propre patch. Apple aurait aussi contacté des FAI et des bureaux d'enregistrements pour tenter d'éradiquer le botnet.

 

Apple sort enfin de son silence. Quelques jours après avoir poussé, sans faire référence à Flashback, une mise à jour de sécurité pour Java sur Mac (voir notre article sur le botnet Flashback), Apple hausse un peu le ton. Et publie sur son site de support une page spécifique au fameux malware qui, d’après Dr.Web, infecterait désormais quelque 655 700 machines.

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===> Une drôle de page tout de même qui n’explique pas comment faire pour savoir si l’on a été effectivement infecté par Flashback, ni comment supprimer le virus de sa machine ! <===

 

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Virus Bulletin : VB2012 - Flashback OS X malware

Virus Bulletin : VB2012 - Flashback OS X malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Windows has been the target of malware for decades. This has resulted in a more hardened system and a better user awareness.


On the other hand, OS X has not really needed to go through all the troubles of crime fighting until recently.

 

===> Now, with its growing market share and lower user awareness, it is clear that OS X is becoming more and more attractive to malware authors. <===

 

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Five OS X security threats that fizzled

Five OS X security threats that fizzled | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
In the aftermath of Flashback—one of the highest profile malware attacks on the Mac—Ars takes a look back at other security threats that didn't quite make such a big blip on the radar.

 

===> As Apple continues to increase its share of the PC market, Macs are becoming a viable target for malware authors, sprouting a handful or two of trojans in the last decade. <===

 

Here are five in particular that were considered (by some) to be harbingers of a great malware infestation for OS X that instead proved to be more bark than bite.

 

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New targeted Mac OS X Trojan requires no user interaction

New targeted Mac OS X Trojan requires no user interaction | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Another Mac OS X Trojan has been spotted in the wild, which exploits Java vulnerabilities, just like the Flashback Trojan.

 

Another Mac OS X Trojan has been spotted in the wild, which exploits Java vulnerabilities, just like the Flashback Trojan.

 

===> Also just like Flashback, this new Trojan doesn’t require any user interaction to infect your Apple Mac. <===

 

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Apple publie son correctif anti-Flashback - LogicielMac.com

Apple publie son correctif anti-Flashback - LogicielMac.com | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Après Kapersky qui propose depuis quelques jours un outil permettant de vérifier si votre Mac est infecté par le malware Flashback, et si c'est le cas, de le supprimer, Apple publie aujourd'hui son propre correctif de sécurité destiné à...
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Flashback Malware Puts Apple in Security Spotlight: Apple's Image of Invulnerability--Gone

Flashback Malware Puts Apple in Security Spotlight: Apple's Image of Invulnerability--Gone | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Increased market share coupled with Apple's lack of transparency are largely to blame for an uptick in Mac security problems, say experts.

 

Ponemon and others say the Flashback Trojan horse is the final nail in the coffin for Apple's stellar security image.

 

He says that although Microsoft juggles a much larger number of threats, it does a better job of warning customers and delivering fixes.

 

                         Read more... ===> A MUST READ! <===

 

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Apple Releases Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool

Apple Releases Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has now released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to a security update posted to Apple.com on Thursday.
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Apple issues Trojan removal tool

Apple issues Trojan removal tool | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple has released a fresh Java update, designed to remove the Flashback Trojan malware that exposed Macs to a botnet.
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New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware | Macworld

New Java update from Apple removes Flashback malware | Macworld | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
As promised, Apple has released a tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs.
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Many Mac Users Running Vulnerable Java Versions

Many Mac Users Running Vulnerable Java Versions | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
There are millions of Mac users who are running vulnerable old versions of Java, which are being exploited by the Flashback malware.

 

===> "50% of all visitors of our Online #FlashbackChecker http://flashbackcheck.com are running a vulnerable version of Java," Aleks Gostev, chief security expert at Kaspersky said on Twitter Wednesday. <===

 

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Switch warnt Besitzer verseuchter Macs

Switch warnt Besitzer verseuchter Macs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Rund 800 Schweizer Mac-Rechner sind gemäss Switch mit dem Flashback-Trojaner verseucht.

 

==> Deren Besitzer werden nun via Internetprovider informiert. <===

 

Gust MEES: so sollte es überall auf der Welt sein! Kunden sollten informiert werden!

 

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Flashback Removal Tool - F-Secure

Flashback Removal Tool - F-Secure | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
F-Secure Security Labs brings you the latest online security news from around the world. Ensure that you are up-to-date with the latest online threats to guarantee your online wellbeing.

 

We have created a free tool that automates the detection and removal of the widespread Flashback Mac OS X malware.

 

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Fünf Jahre alte Samba-Lücke bedroht Mac OS X und Linux

Fünf Jahre alte Samba-Lücke bedroht Mac OS X und Linux | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Fünf Jahre alte Samba-Lücke bedroht Mac OS X und Linux


Ein Angreifer kann über die Schwachstelle Schadcode einschleusen und ausführen. Die Open-Source-Software, die anderen Betriebssystemen die Nutzung von freigegebenen Windows-Dateien und -Druckern ermöglicht, ist in vielen Linux-Distributionen und ===> Apples Mac OS X Server <=== enthalten.

 

Problem: Betroffene Netzwerkdrucker und -speicher lassen sich möglicherweise aktualisieren.

 

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F-secure releases free Flashback removal script for OS X

F-secure releases free Flashback removal script for OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The new free tool adds to the growing community effort to help affected Mac users remove the malware from their systems. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.

 

This new tool by F-Secure is another advancement by the Mac community against this threat that accompanies not only manual instructions and help from community members, but also swiftly updated definitions for Sophos, ClamXav, VirusBarrier, and other malware scanners for detecting the malware.

 

On Apple's end, even though the extent of this infection stemmed largely from Apple's delay in issuing a patch for known Java vulnerabilities, the company finally released the patch and has further announced its own Flashback removal tool is in the works.


It's hope that these, and the continuing efforts by the Apple community, will reduce the prevalence of this infection to a minimum.

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