I told someone years ago that Macs do indeed do get virus because one of mine had one and it caused my OSX system to run in complete chaos.
Now Mac has comfirmed that these clean, shiny computer that we love to brag about are indeed capable of being effected by these nasty trojan viruses.
Apple has started to include their own anti-malware scanning engine as part of OS X.
Contrary to popular belief, Not too many virus makers focus on creating MAC virus’ because the majority of people still use pc’s. But with the increasing amount of people who use MAC machines virus makers are stepping it up their tactics to place malware on our beloved MAC computers.
Taking a note out of the old Windows malware writers guide the newest Mac trojan, which is actually just a variation of one already out in the wild, will nuke the built-in XProtectUpdater files.
The trojan, called Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.C, is delivered through a fake Flash Player installer and once the admin passwords are entered as a part of the install Flashback.C hunts down its prey by decrypting the paths within XPathUpdater and unload the XProtectUpdater daemon. Once that is done it overwrites those files with blank space, which in turns nukes the key files that XProtect needs so it can get regular updates.