Mac users are once again being reminded to keep their anti-virus software up-to-date, following the discovery of a Trojan horse that poses as an update to Adobe Flash.
The OSX/Flshplyr-A Trojan horse (called “Flashback” by our friends at Intego, who first publicised it), is disguised as an installer for the popular Adobe Flash program.
Once in place, Trojan horse could allow a remote hacker to gain access to your computer or download further malicious code to your Mac.
Sophos products, including Sophos’s free anti-virus for Mac home users, detects the Flashback malware as OSX/FlshPlyr-A.
It’s easy to imagine how cybercriminals could trick Mac users into infecting their computers…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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