Apple Updates 'XProtect' Anti-Malware Definitions to Block iWorm Threat

Apple Updates 'XProtect' Anti-Malware Definitions to Block iWorm Threat

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Apple has updated its XProtect anti-malware system to block two variants of the iWorm threat we reported on yesterday, reports MacRumors.

The complex malicious program known as Mac.BackDoor.iWorm has already infected over 18,500 Macs which can now be used by criminals to carry out various instructions.

The updated "XProtect" plist now lists OSX.iWorm.A and OSX.iWorm.B as threats preventing them from being installed. OS X typically checks for updates to XProtect on a daily basis so most users should already be protected.

More details on the malware and how it works can be found here.

[via MacRumors]


Apple Updates 'XProtect' Anti-Malware Definitions to Block iWorm Threat
elikl - October 7, 2014 at 3:03am
Y newyorker?
AlV - October 5, 2014 at 10:59pm
That would appear to be the update for Snow Leopard and Lion. The ones for Mountain Lion and above also include a definition for OSX.iWorm.C. Presumably that's because the threat won't run on older versions of OS X.
waybulooooo - October 5, 2014 at 9:13pm
youre holding it wrong!
Grand Papi - October 5, 2014 at 7:46pm
My Windows works like the first day I bought it. I'm just annoyed that they stop supporting my Windows 98!!! I can barely play my solitaire.
NewYorker - October 5, 2014 at 2:42pm
Fckkk android n windows...
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