Posts tagged as: Viruse

XProtect – Attempts to Disable OS X Anti-Malware Safeguards

A Mac Trojan now in circulation attempts to disable OS X’s built-in anti-malware protection, known as XProtect, according to security firm F-Secure. Identified with the label OSX/Flashback.C, the Trojan first decrypts the paths of XProtectUpdater files, then unloads the XProtectUpdater daemon. To finish the job, the malware then overwrites the XProtectUpdater files with a blank […]

Botnet Viruses Invade Smart Phones at the World Cup

New mobile viruses, disguised as “Free World Cup VOD” and other hot topics, were captured last week by the Mobile Security Center of NetQin Mobile Inc. More than 500 complaint cases were reported and filed on June 23. Identified as ShadowSrv.A, FC.Downsis.A, BIT.N and MapPlug.A, these viruses were embedded in mini mobile games to lure […]

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