Mac OS X Lion: Losing its security pride
The past couple of weeks have not been the best for Mac OS X’s security reputation.
Recently, anti-virus firm F-Secure detailed a Trojan dropper that will insert a backdoor onto targeted systems. During the attack, a PDF is forcibly opened, designed to distract the end user from the shenanigans going on in the background.
According to F-Secure, the PDF file is written in Chinese, and is politically inflammatory. While the PDF launches, malware is dropped after it downloaded from a remote server located in Russia.