Archive for April, 2012

Another Flashback Variant – 2nd in two days!

Hey Mac users who still haven’t taken the hint and update your systems’ security there’s yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. It infects unprotected Macs in the same way Flashback.K did, through a Java applet exploit, and installs itself without the need of your password. And, just as its predecessor, […]

Spring Data Backups and Recovery

So it’s spring time woodchuckers. Time for some cleaning and maintenance for many around that house. It’s also a good time to check your backup plans and procedures for your digital data too. Or if you don’t have any make and apply some sort of plan. You know those stupid commercials about not knowing when […]

OK Mac guys here we go again!

There’s Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office documents and email attachments. The Trojan apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it’s in “active stage”, which means that it searches through documents on infected machines. Please note that this is a very sophisticated and malicious attack that not only ‘infects’ your machine but also installs […]

Windows AND Mac System Security News 04-12-2012

For OSX users: Apple just released Java for OS X 2012-003, an update to the Java implementation in OS X. The update removes “the most common variants of the Flashback malware.” Check that out here. You should definitely update your Java NOW! For Windows users. It’s even scarier again. Trend Micro has found some scary […]

Mac Fanboys and Girls let the terror start

UPDATE: There is now a simple tool you can use to check to see if you are infected by this Trojan. So far they are finding more and more people with it! The tool is called, appropriately enough, the FlashbackChecker tool. You can get that here. Download and run it and see if you are […]

New Flashback Trojan Infecting Macs NOW

A new Mac Trojan that can now infect your computer from little more than a visit to a website AND requires NO PASSWORD TO INSTALL is making it’s rounds and promises some scary things! The exploit was patched in February for MS Windows systems, however Apple has yet to release one for OSX. Read more […]