Mac OS Security: Archive: April 2012 

Kaspersky: Apple Security Is '10 Years Behind Microsoft'

Eugene Kaspersky says Apple has a lot of catching up to do.

Intego Warns of New Flashback Malware Variant

The new version, Flashback.S, doesn't request an administrative password prior to installation.

Symantec Reports Gradual Decline in Flashback Infections

The security firm says the number of infected computers is now down to 140,000.

New Sabpab Mac Malware Found

The Trojan doesn't require any user interaction to infect a victim's machine.

Apple Releases Flashback Malware Removal Tool

The latest Mac OS X Lion update also disables the automatic execution of Java applets.

Mac Security: A Myth?

Apple is taking steps to address the Java vulnerabilities behind the Flashback Trojan outbreak. But Java isn't the only attack vector for OS X -- and Apple users can no longer cling to the belief that Macs are virtually immune to malware.

Apple Enhances Account Security

Some users are being required to select and answer three security questions before purchasing apps.

Apple to Release Flashback Malware Detection, Removal Tool

The company hasn't yet said when it expects the tool to be made available.

How to Check Your Mac for Flashback Infection

Two free tools are now available that make it easy to check for infection.

Over Half a Million Macs Infected by Flashback Trojan

The majority of the infected computers are located in the U.S. and Canada, according to Doctor Web.

Apple Patches OS X Java Security Flaws

A recent update patched 12 vulnerabilities, including one that was being actively exploited.