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Re: More than half a million Macs hit with Flashback Trojan

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Sun Apr 8 00:30:30 2012, in response to More than half a million Macs hit with Flashback Trojan, posted by Olog-hai on Sun Apr 8 00:17:23 2012.

Apple has always had SERIOUS problems with security updates. They either don't do them at all, or they wait. Those running Leopard or earlier have been as abandoned as many Android users. Those running Snow Leopard and Lion are at least getting some security updates though long after the damage is done.

Curiously, a lot of Mac users are now installing Linux, Windows and even our KNOS (which can be configured to look just like OSX) ... and just so folks are aware, the latest trojans don't even bother to put up the "password" warning any longer. They've even bypassed that. Several in the last couple of weeks have ONLY been "caught" (sorta) because an app called "little snitch" fired off after the trojan landed and started sending out banking information. The AV's haven't been doing too well either. :(

That's why F-Secure had to give manual instructions to Mac users to fish through their terminal by hand as though they were configuring a Linux machine. I've had to fix several of them lately. :(

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