According to Kaspersky Labs and a post at Mashable, another Mac Trojan virus has been detected, and this one could be even more damaging and widespread than the Flashback Trojan that affected over 600,000 Mac users.
This trojan, called SabPub, or, Backdoor.OSX.SabPub.a, to be exact, infects systems through Java when suspicious emails are opened and the links inside are clicked, directing the user to malware. To quote from the Mashable post:
“The Flashback and the SabPub Trojans are totally different,” Alex Gostev, chief security expert of Kaspersky Lab, told Mashable. “SabPub is classic backdoor Trojan, so it opens full access to a victim’s system for attackers. Flashback and its known variants is downloader and clickjacking bot, which means it conducts click fraud scam by hijacking people’s search engine results inside their web browsers.”
Gostev’s recommendation is that all Mac users stay as up to date with their software as possible, including their operating systems. Could this be a sign that Apple products are not as airtight as previously though, or is there no cause for alarm? Sound off in the comments section!