Apparently the Java exploits used in the Flashback Trojan is catching on and researchers are starting to see malware that appear to be making use of the same route of attack.
Avira has released two free security tools - Avira Free Mac Security - offering virus and malware protection to Mac OS X users and Avira Free Android Security.
Their Android tool is not a virus scanner but rather aims to help secure the data on your mobile device and also enable tracking and retrieval should it go missing. Avira also offers an online account which you can use to track your phones location remotely and also set it into 'lockdown mode' in which the phone is restricted to calls to a fixed number and to emergency services only.
A new variant of the password-stealing Flashback malware aimed at Apple computers has emerged, which tries to install itself after a user visits an infected website, according to new research.
Flashback, discovered by security vendor Intego last September, is engineered to steal passwords for websites, including financial sites. Since its emergence, several variants have appeared showing its authors' innovation.
Apple has released a new Mac app named Configurator for managing groups of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices for schools, businesses or other institutions.
A new version of a well-known family of Mac malware exploits vulnerabilities in Java to steal usernames and passwords for online payment, banking and credit card websites.
Flashback.G is the first variant of the Trojan horse to use an attack vector that doesn't require any user interaction, said Intego Security, a French firm that specializes in Mac antivirus software. Most Mac malware needs help from users to get on a machine, if only to okay an installation by entering the system password.