New Mac OS X malware disables Apple's malware protection

Summary:Security researchers from F-Secure have spotted a Mac OS X malware that disables Snow Leopard's XProtect.plist antivirus signatures updates.

Security researchers from F-Secure have spotted a Mac OS X malware that disables Snow Leopard's XProtect.plist antivirus signatures updates.

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Recent analysis has revealed to us that Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C disables the automatic updater component of XProtect, Apple's built-in OS X anti-malware application.

Apple added a built-in antivirus scanner in Snow Leopard in August, 2009. Back then, the feature only scanned for two trojans.

Topics: Software, Apple, Hardware, Malware, Operating Systems, Security

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Dancho Danchev is an independent security consultant and cyber threats analyst, with extensive experience in open source intelligence gathering, and cybercrime incident response. He's been an active security blogger since 2007, and maintains a popular security blog sharing real-time threats intelligence data with the rest of the community... Full Bio

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