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Trojaner hat bereits über 550.000 Macs infiziert

Trojaner hat bereits über 550.000 Macs infiziert | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Der kürzlich entdeckte Trojaner hat binnen weniger Tage über 550.000 Mac-Rechner infiziert und zu Mitgliedern eines mittlerweile stillgelegten Botnetz gemacht.
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Botnet à plus d'un demi-million de Mac

Botnet à plus d'un demi-million de Mac | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web indique que plus d'un demi-million d'utilisateurs OS X font partie d'un botnet.

 

Un iBotnet est-il en cours de formation ? Les réseaux d'ordinateurs zombies sont plus fréquemment constitués de machines Windows infectées, mais le cheval de Troie Flashback sous ses diverses formes a dans l'idée de faire pareil avec des ordinateurs sous OS X.

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Biggest Apple botnet discovered: 600K+ Macs infected

Biggest Apple botnet discovered: 600K+ Macs infected | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Russian researchers have discovered a botnet of more than 600,000 Macs. Yes, Macs -- you know, those things that don't get malware.

 

Russian researchers have discovered a botnet of more than 600,000 Macs. Yes, Macs -- you know, those things that don't get malware. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is coming under heavy criticism for its slow response to known vulnerabilities and for perpetuating the myth that OS X is malware-free.

 

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Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Mac Flashback trojan has reportedly infected more than half a million Macs, according to one antivirus firm, and the number just keeps going up.
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New Trojan variant can install without password | Macworld

New Trojan variant can install without password | Macworld | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.
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Half a million Macs enslaved by botnet

Half a million Macs enslaved by botnet | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Flashback malware appears to have infected computers in Apple's HQ...

 

The infamous Flashback malware has successfully infected over half a million Mac computers according to Russian security firm Dr. Web.


Dr. Web reported on 4 April that the BackDoor.Flashback.39 had infected far more computers than researchers initially thought.
Nearly 300 are thought to be inside Apple's headquarters.


"Now BackDoor.Flashback botnet encompasses more than 550 000 infected machines, most of which are located in the United States and Canada," read Dr. Webs initial statement.
The figure has since increased with Dr. Web malware analyst Sorokin Ivan claiming on Twitter that the count has risen to 600,000.

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Flashback malware infects 600,000 Macs

Flashback malware infects 600,000 Macs | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
More than half a million Macs are infected with the data-stealing Flashback Trojan, according to new analysis.
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Flashback : 600 000 Mac infectés ?

Flashback : 600 000 Mac infectés ? | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Flashback est-il le premier malware à connaitre "un certain succès sur Mac" ?

 

Flashback est-il le premier malware à connaitre "un certain succès sur Mac" ? Alors qu'Apple a enfin bouché la faille qu'il exploitait dans Java (lire : Mise à jour Java pour OS X Lion et Snow Leopard), l'éditeur russe d'anti-virus, Doctor Web, affirme que les différentes variantes de Flashback ont infecté plus de 550 000 Macintosh.

 

Sur Twitter, l'éditeur a dans la foulée revu ce chiffre à la hausse et parle de 600 000 Mac touchés.

 

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Java update for OS X patches Flashback malware exploit

Java update for OS X patches Flashback malware exploit | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple responds to Flashback malware development with a Java update in less than a week. 

 

Following the recent Flashback malware developments for OS X where unpatched vulnerabilities in the latest Java runtime for OS X were being exploited, Apple has issued an update that brings Java up-to-date and patches these vulnerabilities.


The patch is available via Software Update for systems that have Java installed, but can also be downloaded from the following Apple support Web pages. The update is available only for OS X 10.6 and 10.7, since Apple has stopped supporting prior versions of OS X.

 

                                    ===> UPDATE!!! <===

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Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X

Detecting and removing the Flashback malware in OS X | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The Flashback Trojan's latest iterations have evolved to infect Macs in different ways, but there are methods to detect and remove them. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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