Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 17:02 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Mac OS X Well, it took them long enough. Apple has finally acknowledged the existence of the MAC Defender trojan, and has offered removal instructions. The company has also promised a security update to Mac OS X that will block MAC Defender and its variants from working. All this information was published in the form of a support document on Apple's website. Update: Well, that was fast. A new variant of the trojan, called Mac Guard, has been discovered. Unlike previous variants, this one does not require users to enter their administrative password.
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RE: Countdown to Linux Virii
by pantheraleo on Thu 26th May 2011 21:46 UTC in reply to "Countdown to Linux Virii"
pantheraleo
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Linux already gets hit on a very regular basis. Of course, usually when Linux gets hit, it is with a worm that exploits a vulnerability in some application that is running on Linux. Several worms have propegated by exploiting vulnerabilities in various versions of WordPress for example. Or it is by someone explicitly trying to target a certain site for one reason or another.

Edited 2011-05-26 21:47 UTC

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