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Flashback.G trojan seen exploiting ancient Java vulnerabilities to infect Macs

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A new variant of the Flashback trojan horse called Flashback.G is reportedly out in the wild and able to exploit a pair of vulnerabilities found in an older version of Java run-time, antivirus maker Intego reported on its blog yesterday. People running Snow Leopard and an older Java run-time are at...
Flashback.G trojan seen exploiting ancient Java vulnerabilities to infect Macs

ESET analyzes the Office-based Trojan threat for OS X

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Security company ESET watches the newly found Trojan for OS X establish connections and receive commands to steal information. [Read more]...
ESET analyzes the Office-based Trojan threat for OS X

Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days

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Apple has released its second update in two days to the OS X implementation of Java. The first update closed a vulnerability that has led to the infection of 600,000 Macs via a trojan horse. The infections have received increased media attention in the past day, including a splashed headline...
Apple Releases Second Update to Java in Two Days

Apple asks Internet security company Kaspersky Lab to advise it on OS X security

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With the recent spate of Mac malware occurrences, including two variations which leveraged vulnerabilities in Java, it’s become a matter of necessity for Apple to be more proactive about OS X security. The company has decided to do so by enlisting the help of security company Kaspersky Labs, reports Computing. After...
Apple asks Internet security company Kaspersky Lab to advise it on OS X security
Mountain Lion likely to phone home daily looking for security updates

Apple reportedly asked Kaspersky Lab to analyze OS X

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Apple is drawing upon the expertise of security researchers from Kaspersky Lab when it comes to security on OS X, according to Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov. In an interview with Computing News, Grebennikov revealed that Apple had asked his firm to begin analyzing OS X in order to help improve...
Apple reportedly asked Kaspersky Lab to analyze OS X

Do Automatic OS X Security Updates Signal a Sea Change at Apple?

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Experts say the move is positive, but it's unclear if Apple has changed its often criticized stance on security....
Do Automatic OS X Security Updates Signal a Sea Change at Apple?

Apple Scales Back Marketing Language on OS X Security Following Flashback

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Computerworld Australia reports on a blog post from Sophos security expert Graham Cluley published earlier this month detailing changes to Apple's "Why you'll love a Mac" OS X marketing pages on the topic of security. The changes, which come after a significant malware attack from Flashback earlier this year, focus...
Apple Scales Back Marketing Language on OS X Security Following Flashback
Where OS X security stands after a volatile 2012
Kaspersky Lab working with Apple to investigate OS X security, says CTO

New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

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Security firm Intego's virus team has identified a new Trojan horse targeting the Mac platform. The Trojan, called Crisis, has yet to be seen in the wild, but Intego says it is engineered to make analysis of the malware difficult for security experts. Intego has stresses alertness regarding the new...
New OS X Trojan identified, bypasses user permissions

Week in Apple: Mac malware saga continues, Jobs interviews, and more

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Is the Apple world still talking about malware threats on the Mac? Yes, yes it is. Our most popular Apple posts from the last week were almost entirely focused on old threats, new threats, ongoing threats, and beyond. There were a couple breaks, though, to talk about some recently...
Week in Apple: Mac malware saga continues, Jobs interviews, and more

Kaspersky Lab asked by Apple to advise on OS X security

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In the wake of the biggest malware presence in Mac history, Apple has invited Kaspersky Lab to consult on potential OS X security issues....
Kaspersky Lab asked by Apple to advise on OS X security

Facebook Users: Will You Like This?

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Facebook Users: Will You Like This? is a post from Chris PirilloWill you like this? Head over there right now, and let the World know whether or not you like this. Assuming you have a Facebook account, you simply need to press the Like button. You’ll see a list of...
Facebook Users: Will You Like This?

Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features

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Apple has issued a new update for Mountain Lion Developer Preview 4 via the Mac App Store. It was first noticed by Twitter user @Lhunar and introduces the new Mountain Lion Security Update system. The new system does daily checks for security updates as Apple ramps up its security protocols...
Apple Updates Mountain Lion Developer Preview With New Security Features

Apple tones down language touting OS X security measures

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Apple's website used to boldly claim that the Mac "doesn't get PC viruses," but following the spread of the Flashback botnet, the company has since toned down the language to say that OS X is "built to be safe."...
Apple tones down language touting OS X security measures

Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

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Computing.co.uk reports on comments from the Chief Technology Officer of Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, who claims that his firm has been invited by Apple to probe security issues on OS X and to assess the platform's vulnerabilities.Speaking exclusively to Computing, Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov said his firm had recently...
Apple Invites Kaspersky Lab to Consult on OS X Security Issues

Five OS X security threats that fizzled

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Macs have been relatively safe from the kind of viruses that plagued Windows users through the last couple decades. But once it was revealed that a variation of Flashback was able to create a botnet of more than half a million Macs thanks to an unpatched Java vulnerability users stood up...
Five OS X security threats that fizzled
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