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What You Need to Know About the Flashback Trojan

Rich Mogull, writing for Macworld: As Mikko Hypponen, Chief Researcher at F-Secure pointed out via Twitter, if there are roughly 45 million Macs out there, Flashback would now have infected more than 1 percent of them, making Flashback roughly as common for Mac as Conficker was for Windows. Flashback appears to be the most widespread Mac malware we’ve seen since the days when viruses were spread on infected floppy disks; it could be the single most significant malware infection to ever hit the Mac community.
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Mikko Hypponen On Stuxnet, Mobile Hacks And Conficker

Technology : Tradigital (3 years ago)

I sat down with cybercop Mikko Hypponen at the TED Global conference in Edinburgh, where he gave a talk yesterday on the recent history of online malefactors and which threats we’re facing today. As the chief research officer at Fin... Read Post

Apple Releases Mac Flashback Trojan Removal Tool

Technology : TechCrunch (2 years ago)

Apple has now released a tool that removes the Flashback Trojan from infected Mac computers, according to a security update posted to Apple.com on Thursday. The malicious software, which some have casually referred to as the "Mac vi... Read Post

Malware creates half a million dirty Macs

Technology : Geeks are Sexy (2 years ago)

If you somehow still believed that Apple computers are immune to malware, it’s time to get real. A security researcher is reporting that more than half a million Macs have been infected with a Trojan known as Backdoor.Flashback. Acc... Read Post


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