Archive for April, 2012


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Flashback Malware infects Mac Computers

The recently discovered Flashback Malware which is believed to be the biggest Mac malware threat till date gives Apple a tough time. Flashback malware that was found infecting about 600,000 Mac computers worldwide, mostly in the US and Canada, is still believed to be bullying the Mac users.

The Malware

There are reportedly 14 different variations of the Flashback malware. The first 13 versions have been identified as Trojan horses. The most recent version of malicious software, listed as Malware.OSX.Flashback.N by Intego, and .K, exploits a security flaw in Java to install itself on user’s hard drive after visiting infected websites, thereby infecting the Mac machines. Designed to steal private information such as usernames and passwords, Flashback is causing restlessness among the Mac users, raising the question of security.

 

Not Dead Yet

Despite the removal tool released by Apple, the malware continues to exist in about 140,000 Mac machines. Although there has been drop from 600,000 infected machines that were reported earlier this month, the decline is not as good as was expected. According to the Symantec Officials, the rate of removal is slowing. Some believe that the tool is not good enough to remove the malware from the Mac computers. Although a possibility of unawareness of the Mac users about the Malware infection could not be ruled out.

 

Detecting Flashback

Flashback can be detected by observing the characteristics of the IP address behaving like a Flashback botnet. Flashback installs bot malware onto the Mac machine connecting it to the overall Flashback botnet. The Flashback botnet uses a set group of IP destination addresses. If the computer regularly connects to one or all of those IP addresses, the machine is infected.

Although Flashback malware, that is reported to be one of the worst Mac attacks in decades, has stained Apple’s image of invulnerability. Keeping this issue in perspective, it has only affected a tiny percentage of all Mac computers used worldwide.

 

The Fix

Apple released a Flashback malware removal tool recently for OS X Lion users without Java installed in their systems. Currently, Apple doesn’t offer a similar stand-alone tool for earlier versions of the Operating System.

A number of other third party companies like PCCare247 are offering unending Macintosh Support to the Mac users helping them detect and remove the malware from their systems. Not only removal, the organization ensures continuous Tech Support services for your Mac computers.

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April 02, 2012: PCCare247, a vogue pacer in online tech support, has got another feather in its cap in the form of Macintosh Support. The premier Macintosh support dished out by the organization earn its brownie points by incorporating separate service packages for all of Mac entities including iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro, Mac Mini and whole range of Mac OS versions, right from Jaguar to OS X lion. Whether its installation related blues, or Wi-Fi, blue tooth device maladies or it’s about getting rid of operating system compatibility issues, the thoroughgoing support package has it all to save Mac users from petite to mammoth quandaries disconcerting them from long time.

Apple-Mac-Support

PCCare247 includes Apple Mac Support to its Portfolio of Online Technical Support Services

Later announcing about this development, one of the Managing Directors of PCCare247 said, “After receiving so many requests from across the world for technical assistance of Mac devices, today we are very happy that we have taken a step further to widen the horizon of our services with offering an unparalleled Macintosh support, which aims to deliver suave functioning of Mac systems. And the best of PCCare247 you have to just call on toll free number ‘1-855-877-5848’ to register your matter concerned, and then the customer care executive takes it forward to the team of certified technicians, after that they discuss the matter meticulously to carry out a proper line of action to resolve a particular issue in no time.”

PCCare247 works on the basis of delivering its customers the best of services at reasonable rates among other players in the field of online technical support. Today, PCCare247 is proud and privileged to have served millions of customer across world and pledges to keep this tempo intact by serving cutting-edge Macintosh Support.

About PCCare247: PCCare247 is a proverbial agnomen in doling out online technical support for computer and peripherals. Proffering most immaculate and all-encompassing service portfolios in computer tech support, PCCare247 has now joined the bandwagon of those few, who provide Macintosh Support.

For further details you can log on to http://www.pccare247.com/macintosh-support.html

Or alternatively, get in touch with the company at:

India
Office No. 3, 6th Floor,
DLF Cyber City, Building No. 14B,
Gurgaon, Haryana – India
Phone: +91-124-4655200
Fax: +91-124-4655299
E-mail: contact@pccare247.com

USA
575, Lexington Avenue
4th Floor New York,
NY 10022
Phone: +1-888-291-2867
Fax: +1-516-908-4908
E-mail: contact@pccare247.com