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Thanks for the extra information about removing the trojan... Here is a new report which finds that a secondary source, Kaspersky Labs, has also verified the 600,000+ figure of Macs infected with this trojan. They did testing to confirm Dr. Web's initial reporting of the trojan's number of infected Macs. Very interesting. They say 1% of Macs are infected with this trojan. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/secon...lashback/4737?
Since I found I was infected with this yesterday and removed it, I was told to download the "Little Snitch" app, which I googled and installed the 3 hour demo of. I thought my system was clean of this trojan, as I followed the F-Secure removal instructions, but it appears this trojan installs other stuff once it gets in (via the Java exploit). Little Snitch informed me that a file named .rserv (~/.rserv) in my Users directory on my Mac was trying to connect to...
As a person whose Mac was infected under Lion by this trojan, and removed it yesterday, I sure would like to know more about why Apple included another Java update 2 days after the first one. Edit: Since posting, I have found what was changed by Apple in this new Java update. This is from Apple's Java mailing list: Java developers, Today we re-shipped our Java 1.6.0_31 for OS X Lion today to address a critical issue we found in Xcode and the Application Loader tool....
According to Doctor Web, the security company who analyzed this trojan, they were able to intercept the botnet traffic to count both the number of infected Macs and their geographical location. Per their post at: http://news.drweb.com/show/?i=2341 "Each bot includes a unique ID of the infected machine into the query string it sends to a control server. Doctor Web's analysts employed the sinkhole technology to redirect the botnet traffic to their own servers and thus...
I WAS infected with this Trojan, until I saw this article and followed the uninstall instructions. The trojan installed without my permission ~ March 3rd according to the file date of the trojan that was installed. I had the variant that installed in my global preferences and intercepted my Safari screen characters and keystrokes. It got access to my Mac using Java, without me typing the Admin password or notifying me to install it. This stealth trojan had been running...
Wow. Some people are sure seemingly intolerant of my tag line that I have been using for quite some time. It is a non-commerical link to some free music I personally own all the copyrights to. It is both my personal hobby and interest, and is not that different from someone linking to their favorite music and/or hobby. It helps people find more about my interests. Isn't that what a tag line is about? (to give you a flavor of what that particular person likes). I have...
The server farm keeps on growing... I am sure that Apple had plans for the second building all along. They likely invested their resources to get the first one up and running, and now that it is finished will work on the second data center building. Sounds smarter than trying to build two building at once...
Good explanation. This will force people to get the latest version of Adobe Flash, if they really want Flash support, and not a legacy version that is outdated that came pre-installed with the computer. I believe this is what Apple will be doing with future versions of Java also. Get the latest version from Oracle (Java developer) instead of relying on an older version from Apple...
That's cool... A restore USB drive included with the new Macbook Air as a standard feature. I call that brilliant, imaginative engineering! Here is more about the Macbook Air Software Restore Drive from Apple at: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4399 Note: This special USB software restore drive includes Mac OS X and iLife and is READ-ONLY. You CAN NOT write to it!
Always nice to have a iTunes upgrade. Hopefully it will be stable.
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