Malware Rising: Trojans Dominate Rankings, Study Finds

Flashback Highlights Mac Threats

The PC remains the biggest target for cybercriminals, but the Flashback Trojan infected up to 600,000 Mac computers in 2012. It was a small percentage of Apple's install base, but infections illustrated that Macs are not immune to threats, Panda said. The Trojan targeted a browser-based Java vulnerability, taking advantage of Apple's slow patching cycle. The infections prompted Oracle to begin phasing out support of Java on its systems. Java 7 is not supported on Snow Leopard.

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