21 October 2011 | Category: Software
A new Trojan that attempts to disable the anti-malware component of Mac OS X Lion has been discovered by F-Secure Security Labs.
The Trojan targets the automatic definitions update component by disabling it completely and therefore making it vulnerable to new virus and malware threats.
F-Secure researchers wrote: "Attempting to disable system defenses is a very common tactic for malware – and built-in defenses are naturally going to be the first target on any computing platform".
It is recommended that Apple Mac users scan their computer regularly for virus and malware.