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The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad

The Latest Mac Virus Is Hilariously Bad

By Zach Walton August 24, 2012

Mac users should become increasingly aware of the threat that malware poses to their machines. Hackers and malicious coders are getting better everyday at breaking into the once thought unbreakable Mac. The Flashback trojan was a sign that Macs are …

Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day Flashback Malware Netted Creators $10K Per Day
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The Flashback malware that infected over 600,000 Macs at the beginning of April netted its creators somewhere around $10,000 per day, according to recent data. The Flashback variant was discovered at the beginning of April and was one of the …

Kaspersky Claims Apple is a Decade Behind Microsoft Kaspersky Claims Apple is a Decade Behind Microsoft

With Microsoft recently reiterating security protocols concerning the infamous Conficker worm, online security firm Kaspersky Lab has just suggested that Apple OS is ten years behind Windows regarding the handling of internet threats. With Mac OS becoming more popular, Mac-based …

One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says One Of Every Five Macs Has Malware, Report Says
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Malware on the Mac has been a hot topic in recent weeks, thanks to the discovery at the beginning of the month of a variant of the Flashback botnet that was able to install on users’ computers without their knowledge …

Flashback Malware Not Ready To Go On The Cart Flashback Malware Not Ready To Go On The Cart

Tools to remove the Flashback malware variant that has been discovered on Mac computers this month have been effective, but the Flashback is not quite dead yet, according to a recent report. The malware, which originally infected upwards of 600,000 …

Apple Releases Java Update To Remove Flashback Apple Releases Java Update To Remove Flashback

Earlier this week we brought you news that Apple was working on its own tool to detect and remove the recently discovered Flashback malware from the over 600,000 Macs that were infected. Today, Apple rolled out a new update to …

Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool

Yesterday we told you about a pair of free software tools designed to help you detect and remove the Flashback botnet from your Mac. Now it looks like Apple is working on their own tool that will accomplish the same …

Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs

Last week we brought you news of the Flashback botnet, a particularly nasty piece of malware that infects users’ computers by way of a Java vulnerability that allows it to be installed just by visiting an infected website. Shortly after …

Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup Mac Virus: Keep Calm And Use Backup

Mac fans everywhere have felt the pain of Windows users recently with a lovely little virus–the Flashback botnet–which affects a vulnerability in Java. It’s the second hit in just a few months for Apple lovers, coming after the arrest of …

Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News Apple Updates Java Again Following Flashback News
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Yesterday we brought you news of an alarming piece of malware targeting Macs. The Flashback trojan uses a vulnerability in Java to install on users’ computers without the user’s knowledge or consent. While nearly all malware designed to attack Macs …

Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs Flashback Botnet Infects Over Half A Million Macs

In the perennial Mac vs. PC debate, Mac users have always been able to cite one incontrovertible fact as an argument for their side: the Mac is far less susceptible than a Windows-based PC to viruses and other forms of …

Flashback Trojan Variant Exploits Java in Macs Flashback Trojan Variant Exploits Java in Macs

A new variant of the Flashback trojan has appeared, exploiting a Java vulnerability found in Macs. Cyber security firm F-secure announced this discovery via its blog today. Flashback is a trojan that was originally distributed in the guise of erotic …