Flashback Trojan targets Apple Mac OS X Lion

A new variant of a nasty Apple Mac Trojan has been found in the wild. Picking up where its predecessor left off, the tweaked Trojan can disable the anti-virus software built into recent versions of Apple's Mac OS X Lion. The Trojan, called "Flashback," now rewrites the code that governs Apple's XProtect anti-malware program, wiping out certain files and decrypting — and thereby disabling — its automatic updater component, XProtectUpdater. The Flashback malware poses as a Flash Player installer, however most anti-virus engines should pick it up. Double check with your AV-vendor.

October 20, 2011
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
The comment form collects your name, email and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Please read and accept our website Terms and Privacy Policy to post a comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
© HAKIN9 MEDIA SP. Z O.O. SP. K. 2013