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#1 RV

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

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"Two months ago, a new variant of the Flashback Trojan started exploiting a security hole in Java to silently infect Mac OS X machines. Apple has since patched Java, but this was only yesterday. As of today, more than 600,000 Macs are currently infected with the Flashback Trojan, which steals your user names and passwords to popular websites by monitoring your network traffic."
Much more info in the article here: http://www.zdnet.com...345?tag=nl.e539

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#2 Sasha and Laura

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

Just ran the recommeded disinfection code in terminal. Ours come up fine.

http://www.f-secure....ashback_i.shtml


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#3 Mark & Dale Bruss

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:36 PM

This can't be because Macs never get infected, or so I have been told. :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

Would this effect Linda's 2 Gen iPad? I would guess not but just checking. I am not a Mac user and Linda will hardly let me touch her iPad so I don't even know what OS is on it.

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#5 RV

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

Great guys,

Glad you came up clean! I worry about some of my Mac buds when they are not used to all the trojans we are used to in Windows. When I see them I'll post. Hope my other friends get a clean bill of health too! :)
Safe Computing!

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Dennis I don't think this one is about the OS on the iPads, however I am reading about some issues and replacements that were leaked about the WiFi iPads having issues being "captured" by Apple. The IPads use iOS and they are having some seprate issues and attacks as well as the Android Tablets like my Galaxy. Here is an article about the latest vulnerability affecting both iOS (iPad) and Android, (most of the rest.)
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"A new security vulnerability discovered in Facebook for Android and Facebook for iOS means your Facebook identity can be stolen if you use an Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, and/or iPad."

Here is that whole article: http://www.zdnet.com...356?tag=nl.e589

Here is the one about Apple replacing iPads on the QT in case yours or another's is having the issues:

Apple investigating, replacing problematic iPad 3 Wi-Fi tablets

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Apple is "capturing" and replacing iPad 3 devices that appear to suffer from Wi-Fi related issues, according to a leaked internal memo, but remains publicly silent on the matter.Apple just can't catch a break with the iPad 3, with another reported problem with the long-awaited tablet. From 'Heatgate' to 'Batterygate', and users outside North America unable to connect to 4G LTE networks, another issue has arrived apparently limited to Wi-Fi only models."
The whole article is here: http://www.zdnet.com...319?tag=nl.e589



Hope that helps! Safe computing folks!

Edited by RV, 05 April 2012 - 04:28 PM.

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