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DefaultFlashback Trojan Resurfaces for Mac Users



The security firm Intego recently issued a report on a new variant of the Trojan known as Flashback.G. This new Trojan adopts a multi-pronged strategy in attacking users’ systems. The methods that are used rely on vulnerabilities in Java, which are patched in systems running up-to-date versions of Java, but leaving outdated systems prone to being infected through the security holes.

For systems that are up-to-date and don’t have the Java vulnerabilities present, Flashback.G presents a self-signed certificate which claims to be from Apple. This is an attempt to fool users into allowing



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