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600,000 Apple Macs Infected With Trojan, Says Security Firm

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17623422

More than half a million Apple computers have been infected with the Flashback Trojan, according to a Russian anti-virus firm.

An investigation by Dr Web suggests that about 600,000 Macs have installed the malware - potentially allowing them to be hijacked and used as a "botnet".

Perhaps Dr Web could comment on how he knows the download figure to Macs is 600,000?

Even then, the download figure is not proof that a system has been hijacked.

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Perhaps Dr Web could comment on how he knows the download figure to Macs is 600,000?

Even then, the download figure is not proof that a system has been hijacked.

thats ALL of them of course.

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Flashback?

I see the great hand of the mighty Jobs reaching down from heaven to put a stop to that. :D

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Because it is so widely believed that malware simply isn't an issue for Mac OS and Linux, I suspect that most users of these operating systems haven't done anything about protecting themselves, because they think they don't need to.

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The Mac has gone mainstream so now its a target.

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The Mac has gone mainstream so now its a target.

Absolutely! Popular platforms will be the target for this "joy"!

BTW! You have a missing apostrophe! :o

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Perhaps Dr Web could comment on how he knows the download figure to Macs is 600,000?

Even then, the download figure is not proof that a system has been hijacked.

I assume that they probably count all safari hits as mac, it's fairly easy to detect browsers using javascript.

Because it is so widely believed that malware simply isn't an issue for Mac OS and Linux, I suspect that most users of these operating systems haven't done anything about protecting themselves, because they think they don't need to.

I guess Linux is the last manstanding, as Steed adheres:

The Mac has gone mainstream so now its a target.

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Because it is so widely believed that malware simply isn't an issue for Mac OS and Linux, I suspect that most users of these operating systems haven't done anything about protecting themselves, because they think they don't need to.

That's the impression Mac users tend to give

The Mac has gone mainstream so now its a target.

I don't think I'd want one, hard enough for me to keep abreast of Windows which I've been using since 3.1 days

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My boss keeps emailing everyone viagra (well, once every other month) from his home PC - I told him to change his password and get anti-virus... But it's a MAC, they don't get viruses!

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