Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Flashback was so last month. The new hotness is SabPub, which actually has been around for a while now, but only recently making its appearance in the headlines. Even though SabPub has been around for around two months, it was not discovered in the wild until a few days ago.
Not unlike Flashback, one source of entry to your beloved Mac for this trojan is through Java, in fact, the very same vulnerability as leveraged by Flashback. Another SabPub variant uses a well known and publicized vulnerability in Microsoft Office’s Word.
What should you do? Insure updates are in place for your operating system, and that Java is up to date, as well as any Adobe software/plugins like Flash Player, Reader, Acrobat, etc.
Also, purchase a reliable anti-virus software package immediately.
What if you are already infected? Find a reputable and reliable computer repair / service shop in your area and let them check it out. Some service centers like Homeland Secure IT offer a free evaluation of your machine. You can call us at 864.990.4748 for more information.