Flashback.S - New variant of Mac Malware discovered
As Apple works to resolve current issues with Flashbook, malware authors continue to innovate attacks.
New 'Flashback.S' Variant Spotted in the Wild
QUOTE Intego reported on Monday afternoon that Flashback has already evolved into a new variant, exploiting the same Java vulnerability that earlier this month had infected more than half a million Macs. This time, however the user does not even need to enter a password to complete the install. "It's an entirely silent install now," Intego researcher Lysa Myers told Security Watch. "We've seen silent installs on OS X before, but this is the first time we've seen something to this extent." Flashback.S drops two files in the user's home folder, then deletes cached Java files to avoid detection.