Trojan Variant Disables Mac Anti-Malware
A new variant of the Flashback Trojan horse program has been adapted to disable anti-malware protections that are baked into the Mac OS X platform.
Flashback attempts to disable the automatic updater component of an anti-malware program known as XProtect. The malware spreads by pretending to be an Adobe Flash Player update. To be installed, it requires users to enter their administrator passwords. Flashback was first detected in September.
Read the full story as posted on SCMagazine.com: New Mac Malware Variant Disables OS X Defenses
Dan Hadaway, CISA, CISM, CRISC
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