Apple Updates antimalware software to run via Reddit botnet




Apple has antimalware software Xprotect renewed so that it protects against Mac.BackDoor.iWorm; Mac malware that allows part of a botnet that include managed. part via Reddit There were more than 17,000 infections are.

A new version of Xprotect contains references to iWorm.A and iWorm.B, as discovered Macrumors. Apple seems to have quietly made. New malware definitions With the new version of Xprotect Mac users must be protected against Mac.BackDoor.iWorm which absorbs infected Macs into a botnet.

A Russian antivirus company discovered Mac.BackDoor.iWorm and found that there are more than 17,000 Macs are infected with the malware. It is striking that infected systems use Reddit to connect to the botnet. Connection The administrators distribute a list of botnet servers via Reddit, only with a search term to find. The search is based on the md5 hash of the current date.

Xprotect was introduced by Apple in OS X Snow Leopard and warns of the presence of malware on the Mac. Updates are automatically downloaded.


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