More on Flashback:
- Doctor Web analyzes objects downloaded by BackDoor.Flashback onto infected Macs
- Gregg Keizer notes that Snow Leopard users most prone to Flashback infection (a point previously made by Sophos in a blog I referenced earlier).
- Ed Bott is unimpressed by Apple’s slowness in updating and reluctance to extend patching to all but the latest versions of OS X, also quoting data indicating that “25% of all Flashback-infected Macs are running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard … at least 17% of all Macs in use today are running Leopard (or an earlier version of OS X).” He points out that “That means Macs that are between three and five years old are left unprotected unless their owners pay for an upgrade to a new version of OS X. (Apple charges $29 to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard and another $30 to upgrade from Snow Leopard to Lion.)”
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP