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Posted on August 29th, 2013 at 4:38 PM EST
I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again more than once: someone with physical access to your Mac can do just about anything they like. There are, of course, limitations to that, but this topic comes up now because the creators of Metasploit have given the Mac community a bit of a poke. By adding it to their penetration testing framework, they have reminded us of a 5-month-old bug in the system that could give an attacker unrestricted access to your system. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 27th, 2013 at 11:18 AM EST
It’s been slow in the Mac malware world lately, and though I’ve been busy personally, I haven’t been entirely idle on the malware front. Since there’s been so little to write about, I’ve been putting together a malware dictionary in my spare time. It is now ready to be published, and can be found here:
Please let me know if you have any feedback!
Posted on August 23rd, 2013 at 10:42 AM EST
Another fake Flash player has been discovered, and it turns out it has been seen and reported by users on the Apple Support Communities for at least a month. This player is downloaded from sites that tell the user that they need to update their Flash player, and comes in the form of a file named “FlashPlayer11.safariextz,” which users must install themselves (by double-clicking it). Read the rest of this entry »