Apple Admits Malware Defeat Because of Flashback Trojan
Apple has quitely remove the statement from their website that Mac doesn’t get PC viruses. The “It doesn’t get PC viruses” stated in their website, turned into “It’s built to be safe“. Apple released a patch for a Java vulnerability, leading to the infection of around 600,000 Macs with the Flashback Trojan early this year.
The statement now in the Apple Mac OS website where is tells why Mac OS is the better OS, is changed to “It’s built to be safe” and “Safety. Built right in.“, instead of the old “Safeguard your data. By doing nothing.“.
Flashback Trojan botnet, if gets installed will inject codes into the Web browsers and software applications like Skype to harvest information like passwords and other data from those programs.
Apple is one of the software companies that hasn’t really faced problems regarding viruses, and for years claims that the operating system itself is the most secure. Aside from changing the notes on why Mac OS is the better OS, Apple now maybe taking security threats more seriously.
Apple now introduces a new app for security called Gatekeeper with the upcoming Mac OS X Mountain Lion. Majority of malware, viruses, and trojan still be lurkering around the Windows world, but it is important to remember that there is no Operating System that has bulletproof for viruses once people start shooting at it.