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How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem (APPL)

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Now that the Mac has achieved uber popularity, it is attracting hackers. Last week Apple got its first taste of what Microsoft security goes through on a daily basis and its response was a big, fat fail. Apple tried to take out the security researcher who told Apple it...
How Apple Botched Its First Really Big Security Problem (APPL)

Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

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Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half a million Macs around the globe, according to Russian antivirus company Dr. Web. The company made an announcement on Wednesday—first in Russian and later in English—about the growing Mac botnet, first claiming 550,000 infected Macs. Later in the...
Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and counting

Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

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Those eager to check for and remove Flashback malware from their Macs won't have to wait for Apple to release its own software, as two security firms have now swooped in with their own tools. The first is Kaspersky Lab, which was the first well-known security firm to confirm...
Still trying to remove Flashback from your Mac? Antivirus firms to the rescue

Flashback Tidbits: Flashback Checker, OpenDNS Protection, Apple's Low-Visibility Security Team

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The Flashback malware affecting OS X systems has gained quite a bit of publicity since it was disclosed last week that over 600,000 Macs have been infected by the malware. Flashback began life last year as a trojan and has morphed into a drive-by download taking advantage of a vulnerability...
Flashback Tidbits: Flashback Checker, OpenDNS Protection, Apple's Low-Visibility Security Team

Boot up: Google tests augmented-reality glasses, Silicon Valley backs Facebook in Yahoo battle, and more

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Plus Flashback trojan 'controls half a million Macs' and Google's Larry Page opens upA quick burst of 4 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle's Page: Apple's Android Pique 'For Show' >> BusinessweekLatest interview with Larry Page.Flashback trojan reportedly controls half a million Macs and...
Boot up: Google tests augmented-reality glasses, Silicon Valley backs Facebook in Yahoo battle, and more

600,000 Macs Worldwide Reportedly Infected by Flashback Trojan

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Ars Technica reports on a Tweet from Russian malware analyst Ivan Sorokin at Dr. Web claiming that the Flashback trojan has now infected over 600,000 Macs worldwide. That number reportedly includes 274 machines "from Cupertino", presumably meaning at Apple's headquarters.According to Dr. Web, the 57 percent of the infected Macs...
600,000 Macs Worldwide Reportedly Infected by Flashback Trojan

Flashback Trojan infections estimated at 600,000 Macs

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The Flashback Trojan targeting Macs has already infected at least 600,000 systems, according to an analyst with Russian antivirus firm Dr. Web. The company in fact issued a report on Wednesday mentioning 550,000 computers as contaminated by BackDoor.Flashback variants, and linked together in a botnet, but the analyst in question...
Flashback Trojan infections estimated at 600,000 Macs

Are 600,000 infected Macs including hundreds in Cupertino part of a global botnet?

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ArsTechnica quotes a Russian antivirus company called Dr. Web who says that hundreds of thousands of Macs are infected with the Flashback trojan detailled earlier this week.  The attack takes advantage of an old Java vulnerability that Apple just patched this week. Variations of the Flashback trojan have reportedly infected more than half...
Are 600,000 infected Macs including hundreds in Cupertino part of a global botnet?

Whoops: Symantec was wrong, some 650K Macs still infected with Flashback

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After a report Wednesday from security company Symantec put the number of Macs affected by the Flashback malware at just 140k, it appeared that Apple’s Java patch was working to reduce infections. But today the discoverer of the Flashback malware, Dr. Web, has produced new numbers that show some 650K...
Whoops: Symantec was wrong, some 650K Macs still infected with Flashback

Apple publishes support page for Flashback malware, is working on a fix

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After the Flashback / Flashfake Mac trojan was exposed by Russian site Dr. Web, Apple has finally responded by publishing a support page about the issue and promising a fix. If you haven't heard by now, the malware exploits a flaw in the Java Virtual Machine, which Oracle pushed...
Apple publishes support page for Flashback malware, is working on a fix

Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out

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There's yet another Flashback variant making its way through unprotected Macs, though it still only takes advantage of the now-patched Java vulnerability that the previous few versions made use of. Security firm Intego posted about the latest version of the malware, Flashback.S, which mimics the behaviors of previous variants...
Update those Macs already! Yet another Flashback variant is out
‘Flashback’ trojan virus found to affect 600,000 Macs
Apple updates OS X malware definitions for new fake-installer/SMS trojan

Flashback bots search Twitter for controllers, hit Snow Leopard hardest

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Malware investigators for the Russian antivirus company Dr. Web report that the latest version of Flashback, the backdoor malware targeting Macs through a Java exploit, is using Twitter as a backup command and control network. Dr. Web was the first to report on the rapidly growing Flashback botnet—the largest...
Flashback bots search Twitter for controllers, hit Snow Leopard hardest

Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

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Antivirus firm Symantec has published a new blog post examining how the Flashback malware affecting hundreds of thousand of Macs has been generating revenue for its authors by hijacking users' ad clicks. According to the report, the widespread nature of the infection means that malware authors could have been generating...
Flashback Malware's Ad-Click Hijacking Detailed, Could Reap $10,000/Day

Boot up: Android's real revenue, will Apple be Sony?, SkyDrive everywhere, Bebo sued and more

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A quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle documents show hopes for big gains in non-search revenue >> guardian.co.ukIn case you haven't seen it: Other documents entered as evidence come from an internal July 2010 presentation given by Rubin. They reveal...
Boot up: Android's real revenue, will Apple be Sony?, SkyDrive everywhere, Bebo sued and more
PSA: Apple patches Flashback trojan affecting 600,000 Macs globally
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Apple closes a trojan loophole after 550,000 Macs are infected

Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan

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Earlier this week, Russian security firm Dr. Web published a blog post announcing the discovery of a new OS X trojan horse known as "Trojan.SMSSend.3666". The malware masquerades as an installer for various software titles, but tricks users into signing up for subscriptions through their mobile devices. When a user...
Apple Quickly Updates Malware Definitions to Detect New SMS Scam Trojan

What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java

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When a computer incident happens on Apple’s Mac OS X, it’s a headline-making event. When it happens on Windows, it’s just another day. That remains the reality, even after a bunch of media reports on how a vulnerability in Java has led to the creation of a Mac botnet about...
What's This? A Mac Virus? No Actually It's A Weakness in Java

Boot up: Apple's Liquidmetal, Pirate Bay's traffic jump, the challenge to Google and Facebook, and more

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Plus Flashback botnet shrinking only slowly, RIM's BB10 camera company?, men on Pinterest, Twitter's glossary and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamLiquidmetal inventor Atakan Peker: Apple will use it In a 'breakthrough product' >> Business InsiderLiquidmetal is a new...
Boot up: Apple's Liquidmetal, Pirate Bay's traffic jump, the challenge to Google and Facebook, and more

600,000 Infected Macs Found In Botnet

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More than 56 percent of the infected computers are in the U.S., according to Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor....
600,000 Infected Macs Found In Botnet

Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino

www.extremetech.com
Russian security firm Dr Web warns that at least 600,000 Macs are infected and part of a growing botnet, further disputing the notion that Mac OS X is free of malware. 76% of these Macs are located in the US and Canada, with another 13% in the UK.Possibly more embarrassing for Apple...
Mac botnet grows to 600,000, 274 of them in Cupertino
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