While the threat of the Flashback trojan has seemed to largely subside, Apple has released a tool for removing Flashback from older Macs running OS X 10.5 Leopard. A Flashback removal tool was released for Lion and Snow Leopard users a month ago, and now Leopard Macs can get in on the action. Yay for [...]Show More Summary
Last month, Mac users experienced one of the first widespread trojans since the platform regained popularity, the Flashback trojan. Apple was quick to release a security tool to remove the trojan, and now, Dr. Web, the security firmShow More Summary
In recent weeks, a plague has overtaken the Mac OS X operating system, called the Trojan Flashback. The Flashback malware allows hackers access to personal information of Mac users, by extracting the info via a security hole in JavaShow More Summary
Though multiple removal tools are available from Apple and antivirus software vendors, the Flashback trojan is still infecting about 140,000 Macs. According to Symantec, the level of infection has dropped considerably since the latest...Show More Summary
The notorious Flashback trojan infected 600,000 Macs over the last year. We’ve been following Flashback closely, and Apple started waging its war on the botnet earlier this month. After releasing two security updates and one final tool to remove Flashback from infected Macs, Apple has nearly killed Flashback once and for all. According to new [...]Show More Summary
With the Flashback trojan now threatened by extinction thanks to Apple’s new removal tool, it’s time to turn our attention to another threat. A vulnerability in Microsoft Office is allowing the “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a” trojan to infect systems running Mac OS X and use a Java exploit to avoid detection from anti-malware products Once on your system, [...]Show More Summary
Kaspersky Lab Expert Costin Raiu reports that deactivating the Java browser plug-in and Java Web Start—effectively disabling Java applets in browsers—is even more advisable given confirmation of yet another Mac malware species in the wild. Called Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, the malware is like the now infamous Flashback Trojan, being spread through Java exploits.
Following two independent Java security updates and one last patch to detect and remove the Flashback trojan, Apple has released another software tool for getting rid of Flashback on a Mac running OS X Lion without Java installed. Flashback is the name of a virus that was able to infect a Mac and link it [...]Show More Summary
Apple has officially released a stand-alone flashback trojan removal tool to remove the ‘most common variants’ of the flashback malware which has infected thousands of...
The Flashback OS X trojan continues to cast a rainy shadow over Mac owners' sense of security, and even though a fix has been released, this was only for what Apple considered "the most common variants." Users of Lion, who don't have Java installed, weren't included in that initial run, but there is a new removal tool just for them. Show More Summary
The security risks of having a Java virtual machine/runtime environment on your Mac have been highlighted over the past two weeks, as the Flashback trojan spread widely by taking advantage of a vulnerability that Oracle had patched months ago -- but that Apple had not. Show More Summary
Coming on the heels of its Thursday Java update, Apple has released a separate program to remove the so-called Flashback trojan that has affected over 600,000 Macs worldwide.
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 virus,"...Show More Summary
Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensitive data and transmitting it back to an attacker. Show More Summary
Apple recently responded to the Flashback trojan that has reportedly infected at least 600,000 Macs. The Cupertino company said that it is working on an antivirus tool to detect and remove Flashback from infected computers. Another tool called FlashBackChecker can check to see if you’re infected right now. Russian firm Kaspersky Lab has released a [...]Show More Summary
By now you've probably heard about the Flashback, the Mac's latest virus scandal at least ten million times, but the folks who discovered the thing just released a tool to help you detect and get rid of it really, really easily. Mor...
Kaspersky Lab now offers a removal tool for the Flashback/Flashfake trojan. Meanwhile, Apple is working with its own separate tool.
Apple is developing a tool to detect and remove the Flashback Trojan that has infected over 600,000 Macs. In the meantime, here are some alternatives for both detecting and removing the malware.
In a tech note published today, Apple discussed the Flashback trojan (past coverage here) and reminded users of OS X 10.6 and 10.7 that they should install the April 3 Java update to remove the vulnerability that the malware uses to infect Macs. Show More Summary