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[Gizmodo] There's Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office

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More bad news for Apple users: hot on the heels of Flashback, reports are circulating of another Mac-specific trojan—called Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a—that is spreading because of a Microsoft Office vulnerability.

On Securelist, Kaspersky's Costin Raiu explains that the trojan, which is already a month old, uses a Java exploit to get past malware detection products, before connecting to a command and control server hosted on a server in California.

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Yay! One more reason LibreOffice is better.
    
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I gotta be honest, with all the Apple fanboys I've dealt with in IT, who've talked trash about PC's, it's nice to see them get a little payback.

When I've tried to explain the biggest reasoning for no malware on Macs is because of their small market share, they usually have just blown it off. Well now that Apple's getting more market share, they're starting to have malware issues. Now I can say, 'SEE I TOLD YOU SO!' wink.giftongue.gif
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Right now the dam is starting to leak, in time the flood gates will open and they will have just as much malware as us.
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I gotta be honest, with all the Apple fanboys I've dealt with in IT, who've talked trash about PC's, it's nice to see them get a little payback.
When I've tried to explain the biggest reasoning for no malware on Macs is because of their small market share, they usually have just blown it off. Well now that Apple's getting more market share, they're starting to have malware issues. Now I can say, 'SEE I TOLD YOU SO!' wink.giftongue.gif

I try telling people this as well and I get the same response. Its nice to see Macs get viruses makes my day just a little better biggrin.gif
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Read about this one earlier, it's the same as the one from the other day.

If you patched from that, you are safe from this.

It uses the same Java vulnerability just with a different action this time.
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I try telling people this as well and I get the same response. Its nice to see Macs get viruses makes my day just a little better biggrin.gif

I agree.
I'm trying to have a decent logical argument, and they're respond is
"MACS DONT GET VIRUSES BECAUSE THEIR BETTER"
Why are they better?
"BECAUSE THEY DON'T GET VIRUSES!"
Why don't they get viruses
"BECAUSE THEY ARE BETTER THEN PC"
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Where is your god now? biggrin.gif
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>2012
>microsoft office

I... just... what?
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I'm glad to see that Microsoft knows that the goaly is just as important as the defensive players. Apple should be protecting themselves from the OS and not be reliant on the programs being used. Microsoft has been following this logic since Vista.
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