Another Day, Another Mac Trojan….. Mac Fanbois Weep

So, hot off the heels of the Flashback Trojan comes news of another Trojan. Called SabPub, this one is interesting according to a blog post:

This new threat is a custom OS X backdoor, which appears to have been designed for use in targeted attacks. After it is activated on an infected system, it connects to a remote website in typical C&C fashion to fetch instructions. The backdoor contains functionality to make screenshots of the user’s current session and execute commands on the infected machine.

So far it appears that not many Mas are affected by this (yet), but those that do not have the latest Java updates from Apple are potential targets for this. So the message is clear. Update your Mac with the latest version of Java and you should run an Anti-Virus product as well. I will be compiling a list of such products in the next day or so so that you know what options are available to you.

So Mac fanbois, are you feeling smug these days about the security of your operating system?

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