Looks like Apple’s unearned security reputation is going to take a hit with this new trojan attacking Mac machines.
The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security firm SecureMac, appears as a message on social networking sites such as Facebook that reads, “Is this you in this video?” When the user clicks the link, a Java applet runs, allowing the system to download several files and install a program that can bypass the usual password verification OS X requires for installation.
It actually affects Windows machines as well—a cross-platform vulnerability…
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- Published 10/28/10