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Tag archive: mac virus

Macs Infected By Botnet

Half a million Macs may be infected with Flashback botnet. Dr. Web Anti Virus says 300,000 infected Macs are located in the United States. The Flashback trojan is designed to steal personal information according to Russian anti-virus company Dr. Web. The company reported approximately 600,000 Macs are infected.   The malware originally looked like an…

Trojan Disables Automatic Updating of OS X Anti-Malware Tools

Last month, we noted as part of a report on an update to the anti-malware tools in OS X that a new trojan horse threat known as Flashback.A had surfaced, with the malware masquerading as a Flash Player installer. While Apple has continued to update its XProtect.plist to detect Flashback.A, security firm F-Secure now reports (via ZDNet) that…

Mac trojan pretends to be Flash Player

  Hot on the heels of last week’s Mac malware posing as a PDF is a new piece of malware posing as something even more insidious: a Flash player installer. Security firm Intego was the first to post about the new malware on its blog, noting that although the company has only received one report…

How To Avoid Mac Malware

New Threats: MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity, Mac Shield and MacGuard Summary A recent phishing scam has targeted Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus. The user is then offered Mac Defender “anti-virus” software to solve the issue. This “anti-virus” software is…

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