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Mac Trojan Disables XProtect Updates


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:22 AM

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002256.html

There's something new brewing in Mac malware development (again).

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.


http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002251.html

Mac Trojan Flashback.B Checks for VM

One of our analysts has discovered something interesting while debugging the latest version of Flashback, a Mac trojan that attempts to trick people into believing it's an Adobe Flash Player update.

While comparing the differences between Flashback.A and Flashback.B, he saw this routine:


Edited by Union_Thug, 23 October 2011 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:17 PM

WOW is all I can say. I have a lot of friends that switched to MAC cause of the better protection of viruses, but now I can laugh saying welcome to the world of computers.
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