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A new malware variant sets out to punish those who haven’t been keeping up to date with updates.

 

Patching OS X is so simple, but yet there are people who still put it off. A new malware variant sets out to punish those who haven’t been keeping up to date with updates.

 

The new variant is a Trojan horse called ‘Flashback.G’ and is makes use of two exploits found on older versions of the Java runtime. Users with macs running OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’ are particularly at risk since this version came with Java preinstalled while 10.7 ‘Lion’ did not.

 

According to security firm Intego, this malware uses three tricks to try to get itself installed onto a system: read more...


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