No more security from obscurity. Now that the Mac OS X platform has become more prevalent, malware has followed. In the last two weeks, two new trojan horse threats to security. The first presents itself as a PDF file, “which displays a Chinese-language document on the screen in an attempt to hide its background activity.”
The second is a bit more clever, it presents itself as a flash installer. If a user tries to install the software, it deactivates security software on the user’s machine.
Apple has updated its anti-malware tools, so the threat is low, but the threats are increasing in number and sophistication.