Security experts today could not confirm claims by a little-known Russian antivirus company that more than 600,000 Macs have been infected with a zero-day-exploiting Trojan, but they said the number was within reason.
The success of the Flashback trojan means we've entered a new era in Mac security. But that doesn't mean we need to panic. Rich Mogull explains what Flashback means and what you need to do about it.
Just a day after reports of a Mac Trojan horse affecting older Java vulnerabilities made the rounds, Apple has released an update to patch the exploited holes.
A new variant of the Flashback Trojan that appeared last year can install itself on a Mac without need for an administrator's password.
Security researchers have encountered new email-based targeted attacks that exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft Office to install a remote access Trojan horse on Macs.
A new variant of the password-stealing Flashback malware aimed at Apple computers has emerged, which tries to install itself after a user visits an infected itself after a user visits an infected website.
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.