My apologies if people have been haunting this page in search of information about the many Apple-related issues that have raised their heads in the last week or two. I’ve just been too busy elsewhere to blog on this site. Here are a few articles worth your attention, by way of a catch-up.
- Graham Cluley: 17,000 Macs recruited into malware botnet, with a little help from Reddit. Regarding the botnet flagged by Dr Web which they call Mac.Backdoor.iWorm. I note that samples are being exchanged on industry lists, but the actual infection vector remains unclear.
- Xsser has been called ‘the first advanced iOS trojan’,
- And then, of course, there’s Shellshock, which is nothing if not versatile:
- Darren Pauli for The Register: VMWare virtually in control of Shellshock
- Stephen Cobb for ESET: How to fix Shellshock Bash on Mac OS X: Mavericks edition as a follow-up to How to resolve Shellshock on Mac OS X, web servers and more
- Intego: Shellshock Vulnerability: What Mac OS X Users Need to Know
- Graham Cluley: Apple issues Shellshock Bash bug patch for Mac OS X users
- Brian Krebs
- The Register re Red Hat
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