Category Archives: Malware

July 9 doomsday virus

There is a trojan out there that tricks PC’s and Macs into redirecting all their internet traffic through malicious servers. Even though the creators have been arrested, millions of PCs could still be infected.

Check out this article on Mashable to get more information.


1 in 5 Macs are infected!

In a recent report from Sophos, they suggest that up to 1 in 5 Macs are infected with some form of Windows based malware and 1 in 36 are running Mac specific viruses, malware or exploits.

According to a recent snapshot taken from 100,000 Mac computers running Sophos’ free anti-virus software, over 20% of Macs ran a Windows-specific form of malware, but only 2.7% of machines contained Mac OS X malware.

I don’t care about the old adage that Mac’s don’t get viruses, it is foolish not to run AV on a machine. I personally run Sophos on my iMac and wouldn’t have it any other way.


New “Luckycat” Trojan for Mac

Courtesy of MacTrast

http://www.mactrast.com/2012/04/latest-luckycat-mac-trojan-spreads-through-microsoft-word-documents/


Apple Releases Standalone Flashback Malware Removal Tool

http://www.macstories.net/news/apple-releases-standalone-flashback-malware-removal-tool/


Is Your Mac Infected By The Flashback Trojan Affecting 600,000 Macs? | Cult of Mac

Check your stuff people!

Is Your Mac Infected By The Flashback Trojan Affecting 600,000 Macs? | Cult of Mac.


Security Experts Warn Of New Mac Viruses | Cult of Mac

All Mac users should be aware, particularly if you use Word for Mac

Security Experts Warn Of New Mac Viruses | Cult of Mac.


Flashback malware evolves to exploit unpatched Java vulnerabilities | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews

Flashback malware evolves to exploit unpatched Java vulnerabilities | MacFixIt – CNET Reviews.