Tag Archives: Trojan

Another Trojan virus hits Macs – via Microsoft

We’re all used to seeing Windows vs. Apple fanboy wars, in fact, it’s evolved more in to Android vs. iOS wars. Nevertheless, as companies, Cupertino and Gates’ old company have never been as amicable. Tim Cook’s firm is pressing hard in to battle with Google and seemingly welcoming the refreshingly new WP7 platform. Back in the height of the Mac vs. PC…

Apple releases Flashback Trojan removal tool

Macs were pretty much virus free until last week, when some boffins created a Trojan called Flashback that wreaked havoc with 600,000 Macs worldwide (just over 1% of all Apple computers.) Since then there have been various fixes and scan programs released to see if you were one of the unlucky ones infected. None of those came from Cupertino. Apple has…

This free app will check if your Mac is infected by THAT Trojan

During the past week it came to light that some of our beloved Macs were being infected by a Trojan virus. I know, Macs don’t get viruses, still – it happened, and now it’s fixed. Regardless, if you’re worried that you could be one of the 600,000 Mac users affected, you should download this free app to scan your OS X system. Flashback Checker designed…

OS X Malware: Essential Java patch for Mac

A couple of days ago around 600,000 Macs were attacked by Trojan virus Flashback. Apple has recently pushed out a new update to try and stop the virus. Java for OS X 2012-002 will patch the weakness that the virus used to gain entry to your system. There’s no substantial change to Java itself, but according to security company Intego, this patch is…