OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 29269 posts, RR: 59 Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2166 times:
Breaking news that like Facebook , Apple has also been targeted. Hopefully they are right and no data was taken.
The company says the attack was launched by the same hackers who hit Facebook and other companies in January.
No data appears to have been stolen in the attack, the company added.
Apple is working with law enforcement to track down the hackers.
The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.
kngkyle From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 457 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2113 times:
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As Apples market share continues to grow so too will the number of viruses and malware targeting it. Most security experts say Microsoft is years ahead of Apple when it comes to security largely because Apple hasn't had to deal with it as much. That, combined with the mentality many mac users have of it being virus-free, leading them to be less careful, is going to lead to a rude awakening for many.
But hopefully Apple has learned something from the Flashfake botnet that infected 700,000 macs last year and was almost completely Apples fault. Apple refused to let Oracle perform a critical java security update, one that Microsoft implemented 3 months earlier.
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21615 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1875 times:
Quoting OA260 (Thread starter): The iPhone and iPad maker said it would release a software tool later on Tuesday to protect customers against the malicious software used in the attacks.
The actual attack vector was Oracle's Java vulnerability which we've discussed before and which Apple has already addressed a while ago.
What they will provide in addition to that is apparently a cleanup utility to remove the specific malware they have observed using that earlier exploit, to be used by people who have actually been attacked.
That same Java exploit was used on several platforms and I can only reiterate that it is a good idea to keep Java uninstalled completely or at least disabled in the browser.