Posts Tagged ‘Trojan Flashback’

Apple LogoShortly after the official release of patches from Oracle, so did the company Apple. Yesterday came the patches for the operating system Mac OS X, which update the version of Java on the Macintosh.

Updates Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 10 and Java for OS X 2012-005 for OS OS X 10.6, OS X Lion and Mountain Lion installed automatically via Software Update, or you can download from the official website Apple.

Obviously, Apple has to learn from history the Trojan Flashback, who also used the critical vulnerability in Java. In the case of patches for all operating systems, long gone, and Apple pulled with his unacceptably long time, which led to the infection of more than half a million Macintosh computers around the world, including in the very headquarters of Apple. (more…)

Malware Trojan HorseFlashback is an example of malicious software that allows cyber criminals can steal passwords and other sensitive information from the infected computer. The system can be compromised when visiting malicious Web sites. Said Trojan was the first large-scale real threat faced by owners of “Poppy.” Despite the fact that the application uses a vulnerability in the Java, and not in OS X, in 98% of his victims were just Mac-system.

If you go to an infected site that is hosting Flashback, the program will attempt to show you a trained applet Java. If you have a version of the Java vulnerability and it is enabled in your browser, the malicious code will infect your system and install a specific set of components. Since Apple released the first update for this vulnerability only 3 April and 6 April issued a second update, at the moment a large number of Mac is still at risk of infection. (more…)