Flashback: A Trojan That Affects 600,000 Mac Worldwide

Trojan macCome up with information that my colleague has published F.Manuel on Engadget . According to a Russian company Dr. Web anti-virus, Trojan Flashback has affected some 550,000 Macs worldwide , of which 57% correspond to the U.S., Canada and 20% to 12% in the UK , although a final estimate would raise the figure to 600,000 computers. 

The Trojan in question, designated as the BackDoor.Flashback.39, steal information through the browser thanks to a vulnerability in Java 1.6.0_29, and affects computers running Mac OS X. The presence of the Trojan was detected in September 2011, masked in a fake Flash Player installer. It seems that the vulnerability was known for several months but it was not until today when it has published for download the patch against this decision.

SERP of Google March has detected the existence of at least four billion web pages involved and some users have reported the infection after visiting dlink.com. The worrisome issue for me is that it does little good information I was looking for that manufacturer to install a couple of PLC at home, so I will now download the security patch. It is available from the Apple support page or directly from this link for Leopard or Lion .

Track | Engadget


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