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Le trojan Flaskback fait fortune sur Mac

Le trojan Flaskback fait fortune sur Mac | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Chaque jour, selon Symantec, le cheval de Troie Flashback.k - dont sont victimes les Mac d'Apple – rapporterait 10 000 dollars à ses auteurs.

 

 

 

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Oracle to manage updates for Java for Mac: A good thing?

Oracle to manage updates for Java for Mac: A good thing? | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple may have appeared to have pulled off a coup in persuading Oracle to maintain Java for Mac but can Oracle be trusted to get it right?

 

The emergence of the Flashback Trojan - which exploited a vulnerability in Mac OS X's version of Java - earlier this year led to a lot of flak for both Oracle and Apple. The vulnerability was known about and fixed in the Windows and Linux versions of Java, but remained exposed in OS X for several more weeks.

 

===> The fact that Apple is ultimately responsible for maintaining Java on OS X saw Apple's ability to protect its users questioned. <===

 

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Flashback : une affaire à 10 000 $ par jour

Flashback : une affaire à 10 000 $ par jour | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Selon Symantec, les auteurs du malware Flashback ont pu gagner jusqu'à 10 000 $ par jour au plus fort de l'infection, qui a touché environ 1 % des Mac en circulation.

 

 

 

===> Un business lucratif qui explique pourquoi, sa popularité aidant, le Mac est lui aussi devenu une proie pour les hackers. <===

 

 

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Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue

Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Flashback Malware Robs Google of $10,000/Day in Ad Revenue

 

The authors of MacOS malware 'Flashback' are reaping an estimated $10,000 a day by through an additional component, Symantec reports.

 

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Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Antivirus firm Symantec has published a new blog post examining how the Flashback malware affecting hundreds of thousand of Macs has been generating...

 

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

 

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Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response

Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A pair of high-profile malware attacks have given Apple a crash course in security response.

 

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Hackers re-target Apple Mac OS with Flashback Java security vulnerability

Hackers re-target Apple Mac OS with Flashback Java security vulnerability | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Cyber criminals using same exploit to infect Windows and Mac OS machines with new malware...
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Sécurité : "Apple doit s'inspirer de Microsoft"

Sécurité : "Apple doit s'inspirer de Microsoft" | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Apple a des leçons à prendre chez Microsoft en matière de sécurité, c'est le contast dressé par Eugene Kaspersky, le PDG de l'éditeur de logiciels spécialisés qui porte son nom.

 

===> Utilisateurs Mac, apprenez la sécurité informatique dès à présent ! <===

 

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Big Mac Attack: Apple Security Bruised after OS X Infections: Scientific American

Big Mac Attack: Apple Security Bruised after OS X Infections: Scientific American | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Malware like Flashback, which has infected hundreds of thousands of Macs, could become commonplace as cyber attackers target Apple...
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New, Sneakier Flashback Malware Infects Macs

New, Sneakier Flashback Malware Infects Macs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new, sneakier variant of the Flashback malware was uncovered yesterday by the French security firm Intego.

 

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Flashback Virus Infects Computers at University of Iowa

Flashback Virus Infects Computers at University of Iowa | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Fresher students at University of Iowa lately were unable to access the other UI computers when the Flashback virus reportedly infected the campus network.
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WordPress gets updated for security issues

WordPress gets updated for security issues | Apple, Mac, 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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New Java trojan and old MS Word vulnerabilities need patching

New Java trojan and old MS Word vulnerabilities need patching | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

According to fresh warnings by security vendor Intego, another Java vulnerability is attacking Macs that haven’t been patched with Apple’s Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, released earlier this month.

 

Meanwhile, the security analysts warned that many copies of older versions of MS Word haven’t been patched and are being infected.

 

The Word vulnerability was patched by Microsoft several years ago, however, many Mac users haven’t bothered to install the patches or have turned off the automated Microsoft updates installer. According to Integro, MS Word 2004 and 2008 are vulnerable, but Word 2011 is not. In addition, the older .DOC format is vulnerable, not the .DOCX format.

 

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L'antivirus gratuit Avast s'exporte désormais vers Mac OS X

L'antivirus gratuit Avast s'exporte désormais vers Mac OS X | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Depuis les aventures du malware Flashback sur Mac OS X, la sécurité des Mac est redevenue un sujet à sensations. Les éditeurs de solutions de sécurité s’en sont donnés à cœur joie, l’occasion leur étant fournie de mettre en pratique des ...

 

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Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster

Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Oxford Muses on Mac Flashback: Worst Outbreak Since Blaster

 

So how bad was last month's Mac Flashback outbreak and who suffered the most? Our guess: it was bad, and university IT help desks.

 

And it looks like our guess might not be far off the mark.

 

===> Oxford University Computing Services' network security team (aka OxCERT) has written that they dealt "with what is probably the biggest outbreak since Blaster struck the Windows world all the way back in the summer of 2003." <===

 

OxCERT dealt with around 1000 incidents for Blaster. They've seen several hundred Flashback incidents… "and they keep on coming."

 

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Virus: les Macs ont perdu leur innocence

Virus: les Macs ont perdu leur innocence | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Vous croyez toujours que votre Mac est sécurisé, car les PC Microsoft tombent sous les virus et les vers, mais pas les Macs ? Réveillez-vous ! Cette année a connu la première compromission majeure de Macs à travers le monde (*). Qu'en est-il du vôtre ?

 

Ainsi, utilisateurs de Mac, sachez que, d'une part mettre à jour en temps opportun, et d'autre part utiliser un logiciel anti-virus sont également bons pour votre Mac (et vos nerfs).

 

Gardez votre système d'exploitation à jour en utilisant le mécanisme de "Mise à jour de logiciels..." qui est accessible dans le menu "Apple". Utilisez les droits "administrateur" uniquement lorsque c'est nécessaire, sinon, conservez les droits "utilisateur" restreints.

 

Mais notez aussi qu'Apple peut encore s'améliorer: il leur a fallu des mois pour publier le correctif approprié - ce qui est long comparé au cycle mensuel de mise à jour de Microsoft.

 

 

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Apple-Targeting Flashback Botnet Still Kicking, But Shrinking By 100,000 Macs Per Week - Forbes

Apple-Targeting Flashback Botnet Still Kicking, But Shrinking By 100,000 Macs Per Week - Forbes | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Dr. Web's count of Macs actively infected with Flashback over time. The "A" marks Apple's release of its Flashback removal tool, and the "B" marks Dr. Web's discovery of another variant of Flashback that led to an increase in its infection count.

 

===> Flashback has been used for click fraud, as detailed by Symantec’s researchers. The malware redirected traffic from Google search ads to its own pay-per-click ads, generating as much as $10,000 a day. <===

 

Even with its command and control servers disabled, the infected machines continue to engage in that traffic-hijacking. And with nearly half a million users still infected, Flashback’s authors are still likely profiting from their scheme.

 

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Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years

Bad Apples: Mac Malware through the Years | Apple, Mac, 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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New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware

New data shows older OS X versions more susceptible to malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
New details about the extent of the Mac-specific Flashback malware epidemic emerged today.
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Sophos warns of Mac OS security vulnerabilities

Sophos warns of Mac OS security vulnerabilities | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Mac computers are not immune to viruses...

 

SECURITY VENDOR Sophos' senior technology consultant Graham Cluley warns that it's time for Apple users to take notice of the threats facing Mac OS X operating systems by securing their computers with antivirus software.


Source: The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1abnN)

 

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Apple “ten years behind Microsoft” in malware readiness

Apple “ten years behind Microsoft” in malware readiness | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple is a decade behind Microsoft in terms of Mac malware security, research firm Kaspersky has contentiously suggested, something it predicts the Cupertino firm will quickly realize in a fast-approaching storm of rogue software.

 

“I think they are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security” company CEO Eugene Kaspersky told Computer Business Review at a security event this week, predicting a torrent of malware is incoming for OS X and that Apple will have to pull its boots up in order to handle it.

 

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Macs, iPhones, iPads Are Now Bigger Targets for Malware, Attackers

Macs, iPhones, iPads Are Now Bigger Targets for Malware, Attackers | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
The recent Flashback malware attack, which at its height infected more than 600,000 Macs- or more than 1 percent of all systems in use worldwide- not only was the largest such incident involving Apple systems, but also the latest in a string of...
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Macs More Likely to Carry Windows Malware Than Mac Malware

Macs More Likely to Carry Windows Malware Than Mac Malware | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
One in five Mac computers is likely to carry Windows malware, but only one in 36 is likely to be infected with malware specifically designed for the Mac OS X, according to study performed by antivirus firm Sophos.
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Drastic drop of Flashbackridden Macs appears premature

Drastic drop of Flashbackridden Macs appears premature | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
At least two security firms that estimated a significant drop in Mac systems infected with the datastealing Flashback trojan admit they made erroneous calls.

 

The company said its ===> count may have been distorted because a third-party sinkhole that used a “tarpitting” technique to prevent the malware from attempting to connect to subsequent domains, such as the one set up by Symantec to tally the number of infected Macs, Liam O Murchu, director of operations at the company's Security Response Center, said in an email Monday to SCMagazine.com. <===

 

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New Flashback variant silently infects Macs

New Flashback variant silently infects Macs | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
A new Flashback Trojan has been discovered that infects Macs without prompting the user for a password.
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