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Mac OS X Targeted By Clever New Trojan

Mac OS X Targeted By Clever New Trojan | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new Trojan dubbed 'OSX/Crisis' has been discovered which takes sneaky to a whole new level for infecting Mac OS X systems.

 

Andrew, director of security operations for nCircle, declared, “Mac malware is no joke. Despite Apple’s marketing hype about security, it should be obvious to everyone that their devices are susceptible to malware. Earlier this year the Flashback Trojan infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. The new OSX/Crisis malware is another Apple wake up call.”

 

For many Mac users, though, there is still a disconnect between realizing that the threat landscape has shifted, and actually doing something about it.

 

===> Mac users need to embrace the mindset that has been conditioned into Windows users over time, and install antimalware and other security tools to proactively protect against new attacks. <===

 

 

 ===> “Mac users are going to have to learn to be more security minded and Apple needs to step up and offer users practical, effective security support.” <===

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/259963/mac_os_x_targeted_by_clever_new_trojan.html#tk.rss_main

 

 

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Cross-platform malware exploits Java to attack PCs and Macs | ZDNet

Cross-platform malware exploits Java to attack PCs and Macs | ZDNet | Apple, Mac, MacOS, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

The same Java vulnerability used in the infamous Flashback malware is now being used as an attack vector for a single piece of malware that can infect both Windows and Mac OS X computers.

 

Security vendors have discovered a new piece of malware that attacks both PCs and Macs. It uses the same Java security vulnerability exploited by the Flashback malware that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. While the attack vector is the same as in Flashback, this Java Applet checks which OS it is running on and downloads suitable malware for it.

 

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