Intego is reporting a new strain of a Mac-focused Trojan horse that it says is infecting "many Mac users."
The argument's long been that Macs are safer than Windows PCs because malfeasants choose to target the larger pool of potential victims. But that doesn't explain why iOS is safer than Android. Apple's continued focus on security does.
Security firm Intego said that 2011 was the most active year for malware since the release of Mac OS X.
New Mac-based security threats jumped in 2011, but still remain far below that of Windows PCs, according to a posting by F-Secure Labs.
Facebook users have been bombarded with explicit and violent images in the latest malware campaign aimed at the giant social networking site, a security researcher says.
Facebook's fake account detection mechanisms can be defeated 80 percent of the time with the help of automated tools, researchers from the University of British Columbia say.
Another Mac Trojan horse is on the loose. This one uses your Mac to attack websites.
Another Mac Trojan horse is on the loose, and this one is meaner than ones that came before: It disables your Mac's automatic malware definition updates.
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Apple has updated the malware protection system in Snow Leopard and Lion to look for a Trojan horse discovered last week that masquerades as a Chinese-language PDF.