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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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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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Check Your Mac for Malware

Check Your Mac for Malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Nobody is safe, but you can stop the spread before it overtakes your precious.

 

Mac fans recently got a little taste of what it's like to be a Windows user. That's right, a virus targeting Mac OS X is making the rounds. The latest stats from security companies tracking the virus put the number of infected Macs at well over half a million. That's nowhere near the level of some Windows viruses, but it's widespread enough to be a concern for Mac users.


The virus is known as Flashback and it can hijack your Mac without so much as an administrative password. It manages to pull off its attack by exploiting a vulnerability in Java. Oracle, which makes Java, quickly issued a fix for the problem back in February. Unfortunately, because Apple ships its own version of Java (and therefore must provide its own patches), Mac users had to wait on Apple's fix, which didn't arrive until last week.


===> The slow fix from Apple gave Flashback time to propagate and led to well over half a million infected machines — one of which could be yours. <===

 

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What's the Worst the Mac Flashback Trojan Could Do?

What's the Worst the Mac Flashback Trojan Could Do? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A look at what the Mac Flashback Trojan could do to infected computers.

 

So what is the worst it could do?

 

Although the Trojan is now only conducting click fraud scam by hijacking people’s search engine results inside their web browsers, it has the potential to do greater damage, such as stealing banking or login credential.

 

If the botnet remains connected to computers, cybercriminals could send new malware to their systems that cause bigger problems.

 

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Flashback-Trojaner: Apple arbeitet an Entfernungs-Tool

Flashback-Trojaner: Apple arbeitet an Entfernungs-Tool | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Nach der Enttarnung des Flashback-Trojaners hat Apple nun die Sicherheitslücke geschlossen und arbeitet mit Hochdruck an einem Entfernungs-Tool.
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Apple 'tackling Trojan invasion' - BBC

Apple 'tackling Trojan invasion' - BBC | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple is developing a tool to "detect and remove" a Trojan that is believed to have infected around 650,000 Macintosh computers.

 

It said it is working with internet service providers (ISPs) to disrupt the command network being used by hackers to exploit the malware.

Trojans are infections that can expose computers to control by hackers.

 

It is Apple's first statement on the threat. It issued patches to prevent the malware's installation last week.

 

The two security updates were released ===> eight weeks after Java's developer Oracle issued a fix for other computer systems. <===

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Apple promet un correctif pour le cheval de Troie Flashback

Apple promet un correctif pour le cheval de Troie Flashback | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple a indiqué discrètement qu’il mettra bientôt à la disposition des utilisateurs Mac un outil de détection ...
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Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections

Apple Snubs Firm That Discovered Mac Botnet, Tries To Cut Off Its Server Monitoring Infections | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web's chief executive Boris Sharov, who says Apple never responded when the firm shared its findings on the Flashback botnet.

 

“They told the registrar this [domain] is involved in a malicious scheme. Which would be true if we weren’t the ones controlling it and not doing any harm to users,” says Sharov. “This seems to mean that Apple is not considering our work as a help. It’s just annoying them.”

 

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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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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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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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OSX.Flashback.K Infections Down to 270,000

OSX.Flashback.K Infections Down to 270,000 | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
OSX.Flashback initially arrived on the scene in late 2011. It has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a social-engineering scam trying to pass off as a fake Flash update using digital certificates purporting to come from Apple.
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Mac Flashfake removal tool

Mac Flashfake removal tool | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

In response to the recent discovery of the Flashfake botnet, Kaspersky Lab has announced the availability of its free Flashfake Removal Tool.

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Apple taking technical, legal action against Flashback malware | Macworld

Apple taking technical, legal action against Flashback malware | Macworld | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple said Tuesday it's developing a solution to combat the Flashback malware that experts say has infected around 600,000 Mac computers around the world.
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Massive Mac Trojan Attack Still Under Way

Massive Mac Trojan Attack Still Under Way | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Kaspersky Lab -- which is offering the free tool -- counted up to 670,000 infected OS X machines in the botnet last week; today has seen just 227,493 so far, up from 208,301 yesterday.

 

Over the weekend, Kaspersky saw a major dip in the number of active infected Macs, from a head count on Friday, April 6, of 650,748, to 248,723 on Saturday, and then 237,103 on Sunday.

 

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How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem

How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
It tried to kill the messenger...

 

Now that the Mac has achieved uber popularity, it is attracting hackers.


Last week Apple got its first taste of what Microsoft security goes through on a daily basis and its response was a big, fat fail.


Apple tried to take out the security researcher who told Apple it had a security problem, reports Forbes.

 

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