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Posted on December 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 PM EST
Several security companies are reporting today that Dockster has been discovered “in the wild.” Malicious Java applets have been discovered on a site dedicated to the Dalai Lama. These applets use the same vulnerabilities that Flashback took advantage of to install Dockster on Macs that visit the site. Of course, those vulnerabilities have been patched for quite some time now, so no properly-updated Mac running the latest versions of Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8) can be infected. Unfortunately, the malware does support PowerPC processors, so older machines, with insecure versions of Java enabled in the web browser, could be vulnerable to infection. For more information, see Sophos’ report.
Posted on November 30th, 2012 at 5:05 PM EST
Intego announced the discovery of a new Mac trojan today, which is being called Dockster. The trojan was discovered on VirusTotal, and as such, it’s unclear exactly how it gets onto a user’s system, but once installed, it opens up a back door for remote access, logs keystrokes and provides the capability for additional files to be downloaded and installed. Read the rest of this entry »