Earlier this afternoon, reports of a browser-based trojan infecting Mac OS X users started sprouting up around the internet. The malware installs itself as a plugin on browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Now that we're all aware, you can avoid getting infected by taking some simple precautions. But what if Yontoo is already blowing up your browser with ads?
Apple malware: it's everywhere you don't want it to be, like in your computer. Or your browser. Malware usually has something to do with Java and Java applet-based applications. This week's latest Apple malware scare is no different. Over the past few days, there have been numerous reports about the Flashback.K, a Mac trojan that exploits a critical Java vulnerability.
A trojan is a piece of malware that pretends to be a trusted piece of software to get you to click and install it. In this case, Flashback.K pretends to be an official Adobe Flash Player updater and then exploits a vulnerability in Java called CVE-2012-0507.
Fortunately, there are a few ways to protect yourself and your Mac from getting this piece of Java malware installed on your system. We'll show you how to stay safe from malware.
By now you've probably heard of the Mac Defender malware that has made its way. Apple has decided to jump on the issue, by posting a support document that explains how to "avoid or remove" Mac Defender. The company is also planning on releasing an update to Mac OS X that will automatically find and remove the malware.
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.
As Apple users, we enjoy a lot of perks. Our equipment, when called upon, just works. Our software is often a joy to work with, and when we party, our devices allow us to party hard. Traditionally, Macs computers and iOS mobile devices have been far more secure than those of Windows and Android users. Sadly, if the security experts at McAfee are correct, the days of our being able to chortle in the face of viruses and malware may soon be coming to an end.
For the second time in just over a week, a second virus has been found on the Mac. Trojan.osx.boonana.b is a variant of the malware that was discovered last week called Boonana. While SecureMac notes the malware appears similar to the Koobface virus that struck Windows in 2008, it is not the same. Rather, Boonana appears to be unique.
With the announcement of a potentially harmful virus floating about the internet this week, many Mac users have been weary of watching online videos via links to external sites, especially those on social networking websites like Facebook. However, this virus can be all but stopped by simply turning off Java code execution in your web browser of choice, according to SecureMac. That’s why we would like to show you how easy it can be to protect yourself from Java-based viruses originating from your web browser through applets.
We told you about the Boonana Trojan Mac virus that was discovered by SecureMac just yesterday. SecureMac has now completed its initial analysis of the virus and has new information about it, as well as a removal tool if you believe your Mac is infected.
It's not often that you hear of a virus for the Mac, but according to a Secure Mac security bulletin, a new trojan virus has been detected on the Mac. The bulletin notes that the virus is spread through social networking websites like Facebook and is disguised as a video.
Avast me Mac|Life maties! International Talk Like a Pirate Day be upon us, and SecureMac, makers of MacScan, be leaving the plunderin' up to anyone that wants some free software. Beware those that may enter, however, as this offer is only good for today.