Just hours ahead of Wednesday's release of OS X Mountain Lion, a new Mac trojan has been discovered -- and you'll have good reason to upgrade, since the dormant OSX/Crisis only runs on Snow Leopard or OS X Lion.
Intego, a company whose goal is to provide Mac users with full protection from all the dangers of the Internet, announced they have discovered a new Trojan horse, Flashback, which masquerades as a Flash Player installer.
This Trojan horse is in the wild, and has some disturbing actions.
There was no Lion release party this week, like so many had predicted; and there were no hardware refreshes announced. But just you wait! shouts the rumor machine. Next week things are gonna go big big big. Well, we did get Spotify this week, which was a definite plus, so what the heck else happened in the land of Apple? Check out the top ten hottest news stories and get an eyeful yourself.
Bet you never thought that this was going to happen: Intego has announced virus protection for your iOS device. The company will release the first malware scanner for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It'll scan email attachments and other files that can be downloaded to your device, as well as files at remote locations like MobileMe, Dropbox and even if your WebDav disks.
The VirusBarrier X6 scanning technology will detect viruses that plague both the Mac and Windows platforms, and it won't do so intrusively. Unlike many desktop virus suites, VirusBarrier iOS will only work "on-demand" -- so if you don't want it to scan something, it won't happen.
Mac users generally point and laugh at Windows users with all of their virus troubles, but with Apple’s computers edging more and more market share each quarter, it’s just a matter of time before virus makers turn their attention our way. Case in point, a fake antivirus program now making the rounds.