Apple Tries To Take Down Domain After The Website Discovers Thousands Of Infected Macs
Whether out of pique or by mistake, Apple has reportedly targeted the anti-virus vendor which earlier this month discovered and publicized evidence that the Flashback Trojan had infected tens of thousands of Macs.
Dr. Web reported last week that analysis of a recent Java flaw exploited by the Flashback Trojan revealed that more than 550,000 Macs were affected in the U.S. and abroad. Now the Moscow-based software security firm says it has learned that Apple has asked Russian Web registrar Reggi.ru to shut down a Doctor Web-owned Internet domain, according to Forbes.
Apple apparently asked Reggi.ru to shut down a domain that it pegged as a botnet command-and-control server supposedly being used to control Flashback-infected Macs, Dr. Web chief executive Boris Sharov told Forbes. The only problem—the domain was actually a “sinkhole,” a spoofed botnet command center being used by Dr. Web to gather data about Flashback-compromised machines (like the number of infected Macs the firm published earlier in the month).
People, this is why regardless of OS, version, specs or economic situation, you should make every effort to secure your PC.
Even Linux picks up viruses. You may not see any effect, but your machine can still spread the virus.
Just because you’re a non-Windows user doesn’t mean you can get away with no anti-virus or firewalls. There may be very few non-Windows or cross-platform viruses in the wild, but the few that there are - like this one - are extremely nasty.
(via anarcho-queer)Source: occupyallstreets