New password-snatching Mac Trojan spreading in the wild

By | February 24, 2012

Source: The Register

by John Leyden

In this article “Security watchers warned on Friday that a new variant of a Mac-specific password-snatching Trojan horse is spreading in the wild.

Flashback-G initially attempts to install itself via one of two Java vulnerabilities. Failing that, the malicious applet displays a self-signed certificate (claiming to be from Apple) in the hope users just install the malware.

Once snugly in place, the malware attempts to capture the login credentials users enter on bank websites, PayPal, and many others.”

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