A couple of days back, around 5,50,000 Mac users all over the world were infected by the Flashback Trojan. Apple’s computers were always shielded from the worms and viruses that plagued Windows-based computers for a long time. The trojan, posing as a common plug-in for internet browsers, is capable of stealing passwords and other personal information from unsuspecting victims. Norton was one of the first security companies to offer a free tool to detect and eliminate the trojan. A couple of days later, Bitdefender launched a virus scanner to get rid of the malicious code. While the number of infected machines has dropped, the threat is far from over.
Down but not out
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