Flashback Trojan Spreading; Mac Users Should Be Wary of Flash Installers

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by SweX, Sep 29, 2011.

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  1. SweX

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    More at the Intego Blog
     
  2. SweX

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    And Apples discussions forum is already filled with comments from infected users:https://discussions.apple.com/message/16239150#16239150

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    It seems that when new Mac malware is released it infects quite many Mac users pretty quick especially if it's a disguised Flash player update, or for similar worldwide used software.
     
  3. J_L

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    Mac users should just think like smart Windows ones now, and drop the BS invincibility act.
     
  4. SweX

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    :rolleyes: All Windows users isn't smart :D
     
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    That's why I said smart ones, not all.
     
  6. SweX

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    Lol Ok :)
     
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    Are there any legitimate flash installers for any OS's, outside of Adobe?
    Windows, Linux?
     
  8. J_L

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    Linux has their own repositories, which still uses the Adobe version. Otherwise, no.
     
  9. Fox Mulder

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    For a long time, many Mac users have had the attitude that "Macs just don't get viruses and malware, so I don't need to worry", probably spurred on by those Mac TV ads a few years back. Now that Macs are gaining in market share (although admittedly not by a whole lot), malware creators are turning their attention to OS X and soon Apple is going to have to change its tune about security.
     
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    Lion has already added a lot to OSX security.
     
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