Morcut malware opens a backdoor in Mac OS XIt sure feels like malware on Mac computers are getting a lot of attention recently. On the eve of Mac OS X Mountain Lion’s launch, a new malware was discovered by some researchers. Known as Morcut or Crisis, this malware arrives in a file named AdobeFlashPlayer.jar. Once it infects a computer, it is said to hide a backdoor component, which opens up your Mac to others on your network; a command-and-control component, so it can accept remote instructions and adapt its behaviour; data stealing code, and more.

Fortunately, Morcut hasn’t been spotted in the wild yet, so there is still time to prepare against such malicious software before it becomes widespread. As usual, the best solution is to be careful about what you load onto your computer. Make sure you download files from trusted sources and keep your anti-virus software up to date. Read up more about Morcut/Crisis here.

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