Another Mac Virus

Another Mac trojan called SabPub exists today in two variants.  It spreads by having users open infected Word documents, although the latest versions of Word do not have this vulnerability.  There is a second varient that uses a hole in the Mac version of Java, but the latest fixes do prevent that as well.  This is not as big a threat as previous malware.  This malware seems to be done in targeted attacks on users and companies, not widely spread.
To be safe:
  • Keep your machine up to date by using Software Update.
  • Do not open e-mail attachments you find suspicious.
  • If you think there is something wrong with your computer bring it in and IT staff will check it out.
Mac still attract less in the way of viruses and malware, but as Apple’s market share increases that will change.  Also new malware is being written for smartphones as well.  Whenever you install software or download items be aware and cautious about the source.
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