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This week security researchers reported that pirated copies of iWork 2009 may contain a Trojan horse. Experts note that with Mac OS X threats, you have to be fooled into installing them. In this case, the chance to own iWork 2009 on the cheap is the potential draw. Most antivirus programs for the Mac are [...]
January 23, 2009 Tags: Apple, botnet, Defense in Depth, iWork, Jose Nazario, Robert Vamosi, Trajan horse Posted in: DDoS, Defense in Depth, Jose Nazario, Mac OS X, P2P, Robert Vamosi, Trojan horse, botnets, conficker, denial of service, downadup, iWork Comments Closed
There’s a new Internet worm spreading that may be comparable to Melissa, Sasser, and Blaster in terms of the number of machines infected.
The worm, Downadup (also known as Win32.Conficker.B or simply “Conficker”), exploits a specially crafted RPC request vulnerability found in unpatched versions of the Windows Server service. Microsoft issued a rare out-of-cycle patch, MS08-67, [...]