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Mac OS X Fixes New Trojan

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Published         14 Apr , 2012      2:33 pm          1,734 views.

On the first week of February, 2012, we were able to complete installation of the new internet security program on five notebooks and two desktops running the Windows operating system in our network. There is no better way to safeguard the machines but make a sizeable investment. It also gives us the peace of mind.

The internet security package also include a licensed installation CD intended for two units of Apple’s Mac. The application detects most threats with a few exceptions including rootkits and spam. It offers all the basic scanning features and tools that you will find on most security applications and offers excellent parental controls.

Although there are a few features it lacks, including the ability to automatically scan a USB or to scan archives during a custom scan. You also cannot access the user manual on the publisher’s website. But overall, this Mac antivirus application offers the support and the tools needed to ensure data and computer are safe, secure and protected.

Mac users perviously don’t bother about virus and trojans until very lately.

According to Graham Cluley’s post on Nakedsecurity at Sophos’s website, the new Mac OS X backdoor trojan horse was discovered and identified as “Sabpab.”

Cluley is the senior technology consultant at Sophos. He describes Sabpab as a ‘basic backdoor Trojan horse’ that connects to a control server using HTTP and receives instructions from hackers who can grab screenshots from infected Macs, upload and download files, and execute commands remotely.

One clear consolation though, Sabpab Trojan is nowhere near as widespread as Flashback, and users who have downloaded and installed the latest software updates from Apple that patch the Java vulnerabilities are safe.

At the end of the day, it is better to get a good night sleep and have the assurance that the user’s Mac machine is safe from the reach of malicious hackers.

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