Tag: botnet

Apple updates Xprotect malware definitions to shut down 'iWorm' Mac botnet

Apple this weekend updated its XProtect malware blacklisting system in OS X to address the recent iWorm attack that allegedly infected more than 18,000 Macs. As noted by MacRumors and Business Insider, a change to the XProtect.plist file released on October 4 contained definitions to protect users...

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Thousands of Macs infected with OS X botnet malware controlled via Reddit

Russian security researchers from anti-virus company Dr Web have discovered a new OS X botnet that has hijacked over 17,000 Macs worldwide. Macs recruited into the botnet are infected with Mac.BackDoor.iWorm malware, which is being spread by a yet-to-be-discovered method. Once infected, Mac compu...

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Apple removes claim of virus immunity

As small as the threat may be, Mac users can no longer claim immunity from attack by malicious software online. Many Mac users are starting to recognize this new reality and now Apple does, too. As noted in a recent PC World article, Apple has quietly removed the claim "It doesn't get PC viruses"...

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Daily Update for May 1, 2012

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

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Pirated iWork contains botnet trojan, breaks hearts

The tubes are ablaze today with news from CNN of the first ever latest malicious program to be found on the Mac. The trojan was first discovered in January but it did not receive wildfire-like popularity until recently when two experts at Symantec published a bulletin on the subject of the malware. ...

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