F-Secure: ‘Mac Trojan Disables XProtect Updates’

Speaking of Mac malware:

Recent analysis has revealed to us that Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C disables the automatic updater component of XProtect, Apple’s built-in OS X anti-malware application.

Might be worth keeping an eye on. Remember, though, it’s a Trojan — something you need to be tricked into installing manually, including typing your admin password.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011