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Posted on February 21st, 2012 at 10:16 AM EST
A little more than a week ago, I wrote about a new variant of Flashback that displays virus-like behavior, being able to infect the machine without user interaction, in Flashback using Java vulnerabilities. I did not take this too seriously, since the current version of Java fixes the vulnerabilities that this relies on. However, many users evidently still have outdated versions of Java installed, as there has been an explosion of users reporting symptoms of Flashback infection. I cannot over-emphasize the fact that all Mac users need to immediately check the version of Java that they are running, and update if necessary! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 10th, 2012 at 4:19 PM EST
According to Intego, a new variant of Flashback has appeared that is taking advantage of Java vulnerabilities and a new social exploit. Most concerning is the fact that the malware is apparently able to infect a Mac without any user interaction at all! As I haven’t seen any other reports of this new trojan yet, we’re going to have to rely solely on Intego’s report. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 3rd, 2012 at 7:56 AM EST
I have always had a problem with iAntivirus’ published threat list, which mostly includes hacker tools and antique viruses that cannot affect any system made this century. I’ve always found that to be misleading. However, iAntivirus has come back to my attention after years of not thinking about it, and what I see now concerns me greatly. I believe that, at this point, it may actually be dangerous to rely on iAntivirus!