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martes, 10 de abril de 2012
Free tool detects Flashback Mac malware pestilence
Computerworld - A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.
tiny tool -- it's just a 38KB download -- was created by Juan Leon, a
software engineer at Garmin International, the Kansas-based company best
known for its GPS devices.
The tool spots the malware by automating a tedious process first described by security firm F-Secure last month. F-Secure's procedure required entering multiple commands in Terminal, the Mac OS X command line utility.
When Flashback Checker is run, it displays "No signs of infection
were found" or provides additional information if it does detect changes
the malware has made to the Mac.
Unlucky users can scrub Flashback from their machines using commercial security software -- both French vendor Intego and Finland's F-Secure offer free 30-day trials to their Mac antivirus products -- or use the complex instructions posted by the latter here.