Mac OS X

Mac espionage trojan targets Uighur activists

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The Uighur Muslim minority group is being targeted in a new APT campaign that targets Mac users and is difficult to detect.

Java updates from Oracle and Apple come on same day

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Traditionally, Apple has taken some time to release updates for its own version of third-party software. But that may be changing if Tuesday's concurrent patches for Java are any guide.

WordPress sites served as launching pad for Flashback

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Researchers have discovered a correlation between infected WordPress sites and the propagation of the prolific Mac Flashback trojan.

Roughly 140K Flashback-infected computers remain

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Symantec analysis of the botnet shows that many computers remain compromised with the trojan, though hundreds of thousands have been cleaned, and the infrastructure contains a Twitter communication apparatus.

Experts discover Mac OS X malware, "Sabpub," used as APT

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A new trojan is targeting the same Java vulnerability that the Flashback malware took advantage of last week.

Apple releases another update to quell Flashback spread

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Security experts are backing up one anti-virus vendor's estimate of the massive size of a Mac trojan botnet.

U.S. accounts for over half of Flashback-infected Macs

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Although Apple released a Java update this week to prevent the spread of a dangerous trojan, experts say the botnet continues to grow, and the U.S. accounts for over half of the compromised Macs.

"Flashback" trojan targets Mac computers

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A live exploit is making the rounds that takes advantage of a bug in Java, which has already been patched, but hasn't yet made its way to Mac OS X users.

Trojan targets Tibetan activist groups that use Macs

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Researchers have uncovered a rare instance of so-called espionage malware for the Mac OS X platform.

Apple ships Mac OS X, Safari updates

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Apple on Wednesday released a new version of Mac OS X, 10.7.3 (Lion), to address nearly 50 security vulnerabilities.

"DevilRobber" trojan targets Mac OS X for Bitcoins

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The complex trojan aims to steal digital currency and use infected computers for Bitcoin mining.

New Mac OS X backdoor trojan "Tsunami" discovered

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The so-called "Tsunami" backdoor trojan is derived from an older Linux family of backdoors around since at least 2002.

New Mac malware variant disables OS X defenses

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Malware writers aren't waiting long between releasing new variants for a Mac trojan known as Flashback. The latest is designed to disable built-in anti-virus on target machines.

Mac trojan spreads under guise of PDF document

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Malware writers are borrowing a page from the Windows attack handbook with the latest Mac OS X threat.

Mac OS X Lion flaw allows illicit password changes

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An Apple operating system flaw could allow any user to obtain stored password hash data through an openly readable directory.

Apple distributes update for scareware protection

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Apple on Tuesday released a Mac OS X security update to automatically find and remove rogue anti-virus (AV) software known as scareware. The update contains two "file quarantine" capabilities, as well as a "malware removal" functionality. Ongoing rogue AV scams targeting the Mac OS X, the most popular of which is MacDefender, have grown increasingly nefarious in recent days, leading to a significant uptick in infections. The malware aims to trick users into believing their systems are infected so they purchase phony AV products.

New rogue AV yields huge uptick in Mac infections

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A new version of fake anti-virus malware targeting the Macintosh operating system (Mac OS X) has led to a significant increase in infections over the past week.

Apple delivers updates related to Comodo, Pwn2Own

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Apple released a number of security updates for Mac OS X, Safari and iOS.

Apple issues security updates for Safari, iOS

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Apple on Wednesday issued security updates for its Safari 5 web browser and iOS mobile operating system to address dozens of vulnerabilities.

"BlackHole" malware, in beta, aims for Mac users

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Mac risks are sure to grow as Apple market share increases, but experts are debating the seriousness of a new threat.

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