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Flashback Mac Trojan Increasing with New Variant


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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:28 AM

http://blog.intego.com/flashback-mac-trojan-horse-infections-increasing-with-new-variant/

What this malware does

This malware patches web browsers and network applications essentially to search for user names and passwords. It looks for a number of domains websites such as Google, Yahoo!, CNN; bank websites; PayPal; and many others. Presumably, the people behind this malware are looking for both user names and passwords that they can immediately exploit such as for a bank website as well as others that may be reused on different sites. (Hint: don't use the same password for all websites!)

One of the clues that a Mac is infected is that certain applications will crash. This is notably the case for web browsers, such as Safari, or other network programs, such as Skype. This is because the injected code interferes with the program making it unstable.

This malware also has an automatic update module that checks a number of websites for new versions.

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:59 AM

Do mac OS get attacked with any kind of virus?

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Do mac OS get attacked with any kind of virus?


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One of the clues that a Mac is infected is that certain applications will crash. This is notably the case for web browsers, such as Safari, or other network programs, such as Skype. This is because the injected code interferes with the program making it unstable.
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Bold is mine.

Yes Mac's have been infected. They just are not the largest target, or have the volume of OS and machines deployed.

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