09-27-2011, 03:39 AM #1
Mac trojan pretends to be Flash Player Installer to get in the door !!!!!
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- May 19, 2009
- Waiting for a mate . . .
- 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
And here we go again.
Its a low threat but if you haven't installed Flash Player yet, be wary.
Mac trojan pretends to be Flash Player Installer to get in the door
The malware in question is a trojan horse called Flashback (OSX/flashback.A); users may end up acquiring it by clicking a link on a malicious website to download or install Flash player. If those users also have their Safari settings to automatically open safe files (which .pkg and .mkpg files are considered to be), an installer will show up on their desktops as if they are legitimately installing Flash.Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
09-27-2011, 12:17 PM #2
I hope by now that the vast majority of us have unchecked that box to automatically install "safe" files. It's such an easy preventive measure and the only weakness (so far) that malware has managed to exploit.64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.
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