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

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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