A cyber security analyst looks at code in the Malware Laboratory during the first tour of the government’s secretive cyber defense lab intended to protect the nation’s power, water and chemical plants, electrical grid and other facilities, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The lab is where Department of Homeland Security and Idaho National Laboratory experts perform analysis of vulnerabilities and threats to control systems. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
PC Mag: Protecting against Apple Malware
It’s been quite a week for Mac owners. And that’s all thanks to Flashback, a drive-by-download attack that requires absolutely no input by users in order to install itself on one’s Apple system. Visit a malicious website and that’s it: The code exploits a vulnerability in your Java runtime and begins to install other software components designed to yoink your login credentials and pass them off to a remote Internet servers.
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