Tag: Flashback

Facebook IPO is flashback to dot-com class action

Facebook IPO is flashback to dot-com class action

This is not the first time investors in a hot tech company’s initial public offering have alleged that underwriters favored their regular clients at the expense of the little guys. In the tech bubble of the late 1990s, IPO investors became suspicious o…

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Apple Releases Flashback Fix for OS X Leopard

Apple Releases Flashback Fix for OS X Leopard

After issuing similar fixes for Lion and Snow Leopard in April, Apple has now released an Flashback removal security update for OS X Leopard.

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F-Secure provides free Flashback removal tool for Mac users

F-Secure provides free Flashback removal tool for Mac users

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

F-Secure has come to the aid of Apple Mac owners infected with the Flashback malware, announcing a unobstructed removal script for OS X. At its peak without ceasing April 6, an estimated 600,000 systems running OS X were uttered to be infected. Apple itself has reported it is already working on a tool to suppress [...]

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Flashback ‘hijacked’ web searches

Flashback ‘hijacked’ web searches

| May 1, 2012

The Flashback Trojan could have netted its creators more than $10,000 a day, suggests analysis of the malware.

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140,000 Mac computers still infected by ‘Flashback’ trojan, firm says

140,000 Mac computers still infected by ‘Flashback’ trojan, firm says

Apple responded fairly quickly to news that more than 600,000 Mac computers were infected with a trojan virus called “Flashback.” One week after the massive botnet was discovered, Apple issued an update fixing the Java vulnerability that allowed Fl…

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Apple releases fix for Flashback malware

Apple releases fix for Flashback malware

| April 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

It promised earlier this week that a make firm was coming, and Apple has a little while ago delivered a Java security update that is says removes “the greatest in number common variants of the Flashback malware.” That update too reconfigures the Java web plug-in to unfit the automatic execution of Java applets by default [...]

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Apple releases removal tool for ‘Flashback’ malware

Apple releases removal tool for ‘Flashback’ malware

Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensiti…

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How to know if your Mac is infected with the Flashback virus (and how to fix it)

How to know if your Mac is infected with the Flashback virus (and how to fix it)

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve no doubt been worrying about the Flashback trojan, a computer virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of computers running Mac OS X. Apple has been quick on the draw with a software update to stop the spread … C…

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Flashback the end of Mac users’ blithe indifference to web viruses

Flashback the end of Mac users’ blithe indifference to web viruses

| April 10, 2012

100,000 infected Canadian machines makes malicious software world of Windows PC users the new reality for once-immune Apple fans

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More Than 600,000 Macs Infected With Flashback Malware [REPORT]

More Than 600,000 Macs Infected With Flashback Malware [REPORT]

A Russian antivirus company claims that some 600,000 Macs — most in the U.S. and Canada — are infected with a trojan horse virus called “Flashback.”

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