Apple Computers May Be Exposed To Malware

It is rare for Mac users to be attacked by a virus or malware due to the way the operating system works. It is simply not worth the effort of those who invent viruses to attempt to damage Mac computers, hence it is generally Windows operating systems virus creators strike at.

In fact many Mac users, do not even posses a virus checker.

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Today however, Mac users have been warned of a possible malware attack which is introduced masquerading as Adobe’s Flash Player.

The malware, which has only ever been seen on Windows, is known as Snake, Turla or Uroburos. Snake is designed purely to collect sensitive data from machines such as government bodies or global corporations. Not surprisingly, the virus originates from Russia and has been attacking Windows computers for almost a decade.

Once installed, it has a backdoor into the computer where it has full access to files and documents stored on the systems hard drives. It can then collect data such as usernames and passwords for online accounts.

If you see the file Adobe Flash Player.app.zip, leave it well alone.

Although it is rare for Apple computers to be targetted it is not unknown.

The best way to stay safe is to make sure you have a good antivirus checker installed and ensure it is kept up to date with the latest virus patterns.

Stay away from dodgy websites offering free software and porn.

For the Snake malware – Apple have already taken action to prevent it propagating any further but you should always err on the safe side.

Source : Thaivisa

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