The Empire Strikes Back!

Apple admit they have a malware problem. That is a good first step from a company as immature in the security world as it is. Plenty of time for them to get tooled up like the others I guess. If you check their documentation and website you'll find statements like "malware is something that only those nasty PC's get" haha! Not any more!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17675314

  • They are developing a tool, also known by the rest of the security industry as a malware removal tool.

Take a note from Microsoft, we've being releasing the malicious software removal tool for years.

  • They are working with ISP's to block C&C communications

Take a note from Microsoft, they have been coordinating this stuff for years!

  • A software update was released that "patches" the vectors used by the Trojan.

Nice!

Apples bulletin here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5244