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.
At some point, every Mac owner needs to have the talk…about online security. Your Mac will probably never get a virus. But instead of ending the conversation, that’s only the beginning. Peter James, global spokesperson for Intego, a Mac security software developer, says, “Ask anyone in the security industry--and this is Mac or PC--they’re going to tell you that there are hardly any viruses anymore. Viruses aren’t the threat.”
Even though tons of us (including the authors) sometimes grumble about
the heavy hand of Apple restricting apps at the store or locking up our
phones with strict user agreements, sometimes a locked door is safer.