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.
Mac OS X may have a sterling reputation for being virus-free, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other ways for malicious types to invade your personal space. According to one security blog, one such vulnerability has turned up in the new OS X Lion which allows hackers to change your account passwords.
Remember MacDefender, the bogus anti-virus utility that Apple quickly squashed with a system update? As it turns out, that scam may have been part of a wider web of intrigue recently discovered at ChronoPay, a Russian e-commerce payment firm that appears to have been supported the malware scam.
I just got a new iMac; however, I’m afraid that my boyfriend who works as a Genius at an Apple Store will be able to “hack it” and go through my files in my account. How can I protect myself from my boyfriend who is a Mac expert? Help me!
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.
It’s a given that Mac users have less to worry about with viruses and spyware than our Windows brethren, but the times they are a-changing, if a security memo issued today from Intego is any indication.