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Flashback infections on the rise: Intego

Further analysis of Flashback has postulated that even after the release of patches and the media attention devoted to the malware, the number of infections could be increasing, rather than decreasing.

May 7, 2012 by

SabPub Mac Trojan in the wild, says Kaspersky

Hackers have targeted Apple users with a fresh Mac OS X Trojan, weeks after Apple released two OS X updates to combat the Flashback Trojan.The SabPub Trojan is being controlled from a website hosted in Fremont, California, security company Kaspersky said in a blog post on Saturday.

April 16, 2012 by

Mac botnet: Who's at fault?

At least 600,000 Macs were infected by the Flashback Trojan. Did Apple fail to protect its users? Or were users defeated by their own misguided fantasies of invulnerability?

April 16, 2012 by

F-Secure provides anti-Flashback tool for Macs

The software automatically detects and quarantines the Trojan thought to have infected up to 600,000 Macs, according to F-Secure, which has said it is surprised Apple has not moved to counter the OS X botnet more comprehensively

April 12, 2012 by

OS X botnet: disaster or speed bump?

The infection of more than 600,000 Macs by Flashback highlights the fact that all software contains bugs, even Apple's. But will this destroy OS X's reputation as a safe platform?

April 9, 2012

Quick protection for older Macs from the Flashback trojan

Most modern Macs have Java installed, so they could be vulnerable to the Flashback. While Apple posted a security fix for Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Snow Leopard, there are many millions of Macs running older software. Still there's an easy way to prevent a Java drive-by attack, besides pulling the plug.

April 8, 2012

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