OS X malware
Authored by a NortonLifeLock employee
Online threats to Macs have increased lately. The most recent one to make news, called "Crisis", targets Mac users. Your risk of infection is probably very low, but here are some basic facts:
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- "Crisis" is a Trojan that steals potentially confidential information.
- The malware takes control of X programs/applications on your Mac that intercepts email and instant messages and utilizes internal microphones and cameras to spy on anyone near the Mac.
- When this backdoor is installed, it can monitor the following programs: Adium, Mozilla Firefox, MSN Messenger (for Mac) and Skype.
- Existing Norton security customers with the latest virus definitions are already protected.
Threats can occur at any moment, some more dangerous than others. If you want to learn more about how to protect your Stuff on your Mac, take a look at some of our security solutions.
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