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Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register

Mac security update leaves users open to ugly Flashback • The Register | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it

Apple has updated the malware protection built into its Mac operating system to flag a recently discovered trojan that hijacks users' machines by masquerading as a benign document. Malware disguised as an Adobe Flash installer, meanwhile, remained unchecked.

 

The file quarantine, which Apple snuck into a prerelease version of Snow Leopard in 2009, was updated to include a definition for Trojan-Dropper: OSX/Revir.A, which antivirus provider F-Secure disclosed on Friday. According to an update on F-Secure's blog, the malware disguises itself as a PDF file in an attempt to trick users into clicking on it.

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Mac fake anti-virus malware is evolving fast, doesn't need a password- The Inquirer

Mac fake anti-virus malware is evolving fast, doesn't need a password- The Inquirer | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
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Apple Macbook batteries get hacked

Apple Macbook batteries get hacked | Apple, Mac, iOS4, iPad, iPhone and (in)security... | Scoop.it
Can be used to cause fires...SECURITY RESEARCHER Charlie Miller has revealed that Apple's Macbook batteries can be hacked to cause fires or used to plant malware.


At the Black Hat security conference next month in Las Vegas, Miller will demonstrate how to hack into and control a battery's microprocessor. He discovered that the fruit themed laptops have default passwords.
Miller, a principal research consultant at Accuvant Labs, told Forbes, "These batteries just aren't designed with the idea that people will mess with them. What I'm showing is that it's possible to use them to do something really bad."

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