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Fake Flash Player Update Infects Mac with Scareware

Fake Flash Player Update Infects Mac with Scareware | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Anyone who has been using computers for any length of time should (hopefully) be aware of the endless ritual of updating Adobe Flash against security vulnerabilities. Even if you don't run Flash on your computer, you've surely seen the many headlines in the tech media over the years of the importance of keeping Adobe Flash (and its Acrobat PDF Reader stablemate) updated to protect against malicious attack.

So, what better way to trick someone into having their computer infected than by disguising it as an actual Adobe Flash update?

That's precisely what criminals are doing now, in their attempts to infect Apple Mac users with scareware.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security


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Anyone who has been using computers for any length of time should (hopefully) be aware of the endless ritual of updating Adobe Flash against security vulnerabilities. Even if you don't run Flash on your computer, you've surely seen the many headlines in the tech media over the years of the importance of keeping Adobe Flash (and its Acrobat PDF Reader stablemate) updated to protect against malicious attack.

So, what better way to trick someone into having their computer infected than by disguising it as an actual Adobe Flash update?

That's precisely what criminals are doing now, in their attempts to infect Apple Mac users with scareware.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/apple-mac-ios4-ipad-iphone-and-in-security




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WordPress gets updated for security issues

WordPress gets updated for security issues | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
WordPress installations received a security upgrade on Friday to patch a number of vulnerabilities.

 

The update to version 3.3.2, as well as 3.4 Beta 3, fixes issues in file uploaders Plupload and SWFUpload, and Adobe Flash embedding tool SWFObject. The new version also comes with fixes for several privilege escalation and cross-site scripting bugs.

 

Cyber criminals heavily use vulnerable WordPress sites to spread malware, and they may have been utilized in the recent Flashback trojan attacks on Mac OS X systems.

 

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Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years

Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

With the recent glut of high profile Mac-based malware like MacDefender and Flashback, it’s easy to forget that Macintosh computers (and Mac malware) have been kicking around for more than thirty years – longer, even, than Windows malware.

 

In fact, the first documented Mac virus actually predated some of the first PC viruses by a good four years. While conventional wisdom has always assumed that Macs are inherently safer than PCs, wider adoption of Macs in recent years has given rise to new and more sophisticated threats, with many suggesting that Apple’s honeymoon with malware authors may be over.

 

As this slideshow of Mac Malware through the years shows, however, Apple machines are no strangers to malicious software.

 

Read more and don't forget "Nobody is perfect ;)"...

 

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