A new Trojan for Mac called Flashback.G
Mac users are have been warned that new Trojan is capable of i nfectar their computers and steal passwords for services such as Google, PayPal or online bank.
According to security firm Intego, the virus tries to take control of Mac exploit a vulnerability in Java. However, no security would be compromised if Java is not installed or are all your security patches up to date. However, the new variant of Flashback, tries to trick users by presenting a certificate of false security that seems to come from Apple.
"Most users do not understand what this means, and click on 'Continue' to allow the installation to continue," the company said. Mac users running earlier versions of OS X, Snow Leopard and are at higher risk, since Java is included as part of the installation package. "It is therefore essential that anyone using MacOS X 10.6 Java update immediately," he said from Intego.
However, many Mac's are being infected by the trick of a false certification. If a Mac is infected, certain applications such as Safari and Skype will be posted frequently.
The Trojan Flashback caused a stir, because they rarely cyber-crooks MACS aims to be a Windows PC the most attacked. According to security experts, the fact that they appear more viruses for Mac is that Apple is having a greater market share. Although so far the amount of malware for Mac is still far less than in Windows.