Security researchers from multiple companies, have spotted a new Mac OS X malware. Dubbed 'Tsunami', the malware's primary goal is to act as platform for executing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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TrendMicro is reporting on a newly discovered 4th member of the OSX_JAHLAV malware family.The latest variant is once again relying on social engineering, this time spreading under a QuickTime Player update (QuickTimeUpdate.
According to a newly published data, Mac OS X users are just as susceptible to targeted attacks, as Windows users are.
Security researchers from Intego, have intercepted several new variants of the Flashback Mac OS X trojan.
According to a tweet posted by Aleks Gostev, 50% of the visitors to their newly launched Flashback information site, are still running outdated versions of Java.
Which vendor has the most reported security vulnerabilities? According to Secunia's recently released report, between 2005 and 2010 that's Apple Inc. followed by Oracle and Microsoft. Does this mean Apple's products are more insecure than those of Oracle and Microsoft?
Researchers from ParetoLogic are reporting on a newly discovered Mac OS X malware variant posing as fake video ActiveX object found at a bogus Macintosh PortTube site.The use of fake video codecs is a social engineering tactic exclusively used by malware targeting Windows, and seeing it used in a Mac OS X based malware attack proves that successful social engineering approaches remain OS independent.