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OS X Lamadai: Flashback isn't the only Mac malware threat

The Flashback trojan has been all over the news lately, but it is not the only Mac malware threat out there at the moment. A few weeks ago, we published a technical analysis of OSX/Lamadai.A, the Mac OS X payload of a multi-platform attack exploiting the Java vulnerability CVE-2011-3544 to infect its victims. OSX/Lamadai.A has

Fighting the OSX/Flashback Hydra

The biggest Mac botnet ever encountered, the OSX/Flashback botnet, is being hit hard. On April 12th, Apple released a third Java update since the Flashback malicious code outbreak. This update includes a new tool called MRT (Malware Removal Tool) which allows Apple to quickly push malware removal code to their user base. The first mission

Usuários de Java no Mac: como evitar o Flashback

Conforme está sendo amplamente comentado na mídia, o trojan, identificado pela ESET como OSX/Flashback, está atacando a plataforma Java dos usuários de Mac e busca roubar nomes de usuário e senhas através da infecção de código malicioso em navegadores. Na semana passada, a Apple publicou uma extensa atualização de segurança para os usuários de Java

OSX/Lamadai.A: The Mac Payload

Earlier this month, researchers from AlienVault and Intego reported a new malware attack targeting Tibetan NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). The attack consisted of luring the victim into visiting a malicious website, which then would drop a malicious payload on the target’s computer using Java vulnerability CVE-2011-3544 and execute it. The webserver would serve a platform-specific JAR

OSX/Imuler ainda é uma ameaça ao Mac OS X

Alerta aos usuários da plataforma Mac: O malware OSX/Imuler, descoberto no ano passado, que atua roubando informações do sistema operacional, volta a ter evidência. Desta vez, ao invés de ser instalado pelo OSX/Revir.A, a nova variante do OSX/Imuler se esconde em um arquivo ZIP, dentro de uma pasta de imagens eróticas, esperando que o usuário

Windows Phone 8: Security Heaven or Hell?

Introduction Mobile World Congress 2012 is almost upon us, and one of the most hotly-anticipated topics is the next generation of Microsoft’s smartphone operating system Windows Phone 8, which has been kept under wraps far more tightly than its PC counterpart, Windows 8. While Microsoft was an early adopter in the creation of smartphones with

Malware em 2011 para Mac e a educação dos usuários

No Laboratório de Pesquisa da ESET América Latina, sempre afirmamos que um dos pilares para alcançar o uso mais seguro dos computadores e dispositivos móveis é a educação dos usuários. Pelo mesmo motivo, as empresas de T.I. devem se esforçar para melhorar a segurança de suas plataformas e produtos. Entretanto, se a pessoa não adota

Malware 2011 para Mac y la educación de los usuarios

Desde el Laboratorio de Investigacion de ESET Latinoamérica siempre afirmamos que uno de los pilares fundamentales para lograr un uso más seguro de las computadoras y dispositivos móviles es la educación de los usuarios. Por lo mismo, las diferentes compañías pertenecientes a la industria de la computación pueden esmerarse por mejorar la seguridad de sus

Scam tipo You Tube

Los ataques de scam, así como los de phishing, utilizan la ingeniería social para engañar a la víctima, y lograr así que esta descargue una aplicación maliciosa, brinde sus credenciales de su cuenta bancaria o lo que el atacante desee. Debido a esto, los ataques que utilizan Ingeniería Social son muy peligros debido a que

Linux Tsunami para Mac OS X

Los sistemas Linux y Mac, siempre se caracterizaron, entre otras cosas, por tener mayor seguridad en relación a los ataques de los creadores de malware. Esto se debe a que el mayor porcentaje de los usuarios a nivel mundial poseen las distintas versiones de los sistemas Windows, por lo que les es más conveniente generar

Scams tras la muerte de Steve Jobs

Hoy es un día triste para la comunidad tecnológica, durante el día de ayer, Steve Jobs, fundador de Apple, falleció tras varios años de lucha contra el cáncer. Dejó atrás un legado que ha revolucionado la manera en la que escuchamos música, hablamos por teléfono y utilizamos las computadoras, ha sido un referente para muchos

Where there’s smoke, there’s FireWire

Forensic software developer PassWare announced a new version of its eponymous software forensics kit on Tuesday. Already several news sources are writing about how the program can automatically obtain the login password from a locked or sleeping Mac simply by plugging in a USB flash drive containing their software and connecting it to another computer

MacGuard: la evolución de MacDefender sin credenciales

Hace unos días les comentábamos sobre un nuevo rogue para el sistema operativo de Apple, Mac Defender. El código malicioso, al igual que el resto de los falsos antivirus, se caracteriza por simular infecciones en el sistema y por tentar al usuario a la compra de una falsa licencia de software, por la cual será

Social engineers don’t care about your OS: and nor should you

Security companies in general and, unfortunately, anti-malware companies in particular, are often accused of ‘hyping’ threats because of a perceived self-interest. However, in the main, legitimate vendors and researchers like those at ESET typically try to resist overhyping or playing up threats where possible, in favor of more balanced discussion that can help customers take

Quicktime,malicious movies and Angelina Jolie

…criminals are making use of the fact that Quicktime Player 7.6.6 allows movie files to trigger file downloads…the volume of reports picked up our ThreatSense.Net® telemetry suggests the likelihood of significant prevalence, though by no means an epidemic right now…

Apple actualiza su protección antimalware en Snow Leopard

Hace unos meses comentábamos en este mismo espacio que Snow Leopard incorporó filtro contra malware en Mac OS, que se trata esencialmente de algunas funcionalidades básicas para detectar algunos códigos maliciosos que funcionan en el sistema operativo de Apple. El crecimiento de códigos maliciosos para Mac OS ha impactado en las políticas de los desarrolladores

Apple Quietly Updates Malware Protection

Apple Insider has reported that Apple has silently added rudimentary protection for a threat that they call HellRTS. Our own David Harley has blogged about this at http://macviruscom.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/apples-covert-anti-malware-ops/. At the same time that Apple tries to fool users into thinking that malware doesn’t run on Macs, Apple is very slowly beginning to add very basic

Mac to the Future

I like Macs. Not in an "OS X is God's own Operating System" sort of way, but I've owned/used many Macs, from SE/30s and IICX's to iMacs, eMacs and Macbooks. In fact, at least two of my books were written on the Powerbook which was my workhorse machine in my last couple of years at

El malware en Mac sigue aumentando

En los últimos días se fueron sucediendo varias noticias que van colocando otra vez al tema de malware en sistemas Mac OS en las primeras planas de discusión. En la misma semana que Google anunció que dejará de utilizar Microsoft Windows,y que Intego, la empresa especializada en plataformas Apple, reportó la detección de un nuevo

Mac Malware OSX/OpinionSpy

A spyware application Intego calls OSX/OpinionSpy is being spread as part of the installation process for a number of screensavers and other apps.

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