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Oxford University IT staff 'somewhat overwhelmed by Mac malware'

In a pair of candid blog posts, a member of Oxford’s network security staff says the Flashback malware episode is the worst they’ve seen since the Blaster worm of 2003. And Apple is “making minimal effort” and “putting customers at risk.”
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A New Variant of Malware Takes Aim at Mac Users

Technology : Bits (2 years ago)

On Monday, researchers discovered that a type of malware continued to attack Apple computers through a security hole in Java software. It appears to be a new variant of Flashback, the malware that infected more than half a million M... Read Post

Even after Apple’s fix, 140k machines are still affected by Flashback malware

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 years ago)

According to a post on the Symantec security blog, Apple’s attempts to get rid of the Java-based Flashback malware that affected 600,000 computers haven’t solved the problem completely. As of... Read Post

Whoops: Symantec was wrong, some 650K Macs still infected with Flashback

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 years ago)

After a report Wednesday from security company Symantec put the number of Macs affected by the Flashback malware at just 140k, it appeared that Apple’s Java patch was working to... Read Post


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