A new variant of FlashBack Malware has invaded the Mac platform which uses the exploits in java and infects your system. The Intego security firm have recently made public their findings, which relate to a new variant of the Flashback malware, something that has been given the name Flashback.S.
Luckily, a new official Java update is available for download From Apple which contains security patches for this problem. So most likely you might have already updated your system and wouldn’t require the need to worry regarding this.
However, those of you Mac users who are yet to visit the Software Update hub, it is highly recommended that you do so immediately as the Flashback.S variant relies on the same vulnerability and has no other method to exploit. Apple was extremely quick to push out an over-the-air update, however it is possible that a large amount of users are yet to install the patch.
This malware is extremely dangerous this Flashback.S will automatically delete all files that are located within the /Library/Caches/Java/cache directory. It’s worth noting that users, specifically those who have either Xcode, VirusBarrier X6 or Little Snitch installed on their Macs are safe from this exploit. The Flashback.S code sample shown by Intego, clearly shows that the malware is coded in such a manner that it checks for any of these applications before installing itself.