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Mac Trojan infects machines via unpatched Java bug

Discussion in 'News Archive' started by Jack, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Jack

    Jack MalwareTips Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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  2. Jack

    Jack MalwareTips Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Other platform ... .same entry point for exploit driven infections.........
    Oracle really needs to improve their Update process because at this point it can be considered a High Risk having Java installed on any platform...
     
  3. jamescv7

    jamescv7 MalwareTips Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    The good thing here Mac Antivirus were already widespread in the internet so majority surely detected at the latest threat vector.
     
  4. Prorootect

    Prorootect Well-Known Member

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    So WHY they have this Java ..

    Why.:sleepy:
     
  5. jamescv7

    jamescv7 MalwareTips Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    Some of the websites uses Java in order to work and used for development. Some online scanners uses Java in order to work and conduct a scan.

    However when there is no purpose of using Java its better to removed thus your being free from exploits through in a huge percentage. Laptops which preinstalled have Java thus users didn't noticed it on some cases.
     
  6. McLovin

    McLovin Well-Known Member

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    You rarely see malware that pops up for MACs because of how secure their operating system is.
     
  7. Gnosis

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    I am pretty close to ridding my PC of Java. I have already shut it down in my Firefox browser.
     
  8. Jack

    Jack MalwareTips Administrator MalwareTips Staff

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    Seems like Mozilla is taking some actions:

    Also it's important to be noted that Apple has released a patch that will fix this vulnerability.You can read more over at Sophos blog: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/04/04/apple-patches-java-hole-that-was-being-used-to-compromise-mac-users/
     
  9. jamescv7

    jamescv7 MalwareTips Moderator MalwareTips Staff

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    +1 for Mozilla providing the action regarding to Java Vulnerability.

    Some cases most of the users have old plugin installed in Firefox and the only way is to disable it, removing the Java console isn't hard thus a linkshows on the steps.
     

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