Welcome to Microsoft's world, Eugene Kaspersky tells Apple The recent Flashback/Flashfake malware outbreak targeting Apple's Mac computers is likely to be just the start of a new wave of attacks aimed at the system, according to Kaspersky founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky.
Speaking to CBR at Info Security 2012, Kaspersky told us that Apple is a long way behind Microsoft when it comes to security and will have to change the ways it approaches updates following the recent malware attacks.
When Kaspersky Labs analysed the Duqu Trojan early last month, they were stumped by a block of code that appeared to be previously unseen programming language. It seems now that the language was not new, but rather an old one. A custom object oriented C framework compiled with MSVC 2008 including options to minimise size and expand only when activated in line.
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered malware which does not install any files onto a victims machine - Describing the malware as both “unique” and “very rare”, the malware "uses its payload to inject an encrypted DLL from the web directly into the memory of the javaw.exe process.” they say.
The Duqu Trojan, referred to by some as Stuxnet 2.0, was partly written using an unknown programming language. The payload DLL, which communicates exclusively with the Command and Control (C&C) server so that the worm knows what to do once it has infected a system, has code that doesn’t resemble anything seen before. While secuirty researchers have worked out what the mystery code does, they aren’t sure about the syntax.