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New 'Dockster' malware targets Apple computers


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New 'Dockster' malware targets Apple computers - Computerworld

 

A new piece of malicious software targeted at Apple users has been found on a website dedicated to the Dalai Lama, but one security vendor is labeling it as low risk.

 

The malware, nicknamed "Dockster," is a backdoor that allows an attacker to control the victim's computer, record keystrokes and export files, according to Intego, which sells security software for Macs.

 

Dockster Mac malware found on Dalai Lama-related website - Sophos - NakedSecurity

 

Our friends at F-Secure have blogged today about a website connected to the Dalai Lama being infected with some Mac malware via a Java exploit.

The Mac malware, which some vendors are calling Dockster, is detected by Sophos's anti-virus software (including our free anti-virus for Mac home users) as OSX/Bckdr-RNW.

 

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If you take a look at the screenshot above, you will see two white rectangles in the header above the Dalai Lama's head. These are the malicious Java applets that have been embedded by hackers into the website's home page.

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