posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 06:07 AM
In September 2011, the first versions of the Mac OS X trojan Flashback have appeared, however, they didn’t really become widespread until
March 2012. According to data collected by Kaspersky Lab, almost 700,000 infected users have been counted at the beginning of April and the number
could be higher. Although Mac OS X can be a very secure operating systems, there are certain steps which you can take to avoid becoming a victim to
this growing number of attacks.
Here is a list of the easy steps one can take to increase security on you Mac OS. You can follow the link at the end of the post to read a step by
step account of how to perform each task:
1. Create a non-admin account for everyday activities.
2. Use a web browser that contains a sandbox and has a solid track record of fixing security issues in a
3. Uninstall the standalone Flash Player.
4. Solve the Java problem.
5. Run “Software Update” and patch the machine promptly when updates are available.
6. Use a password manager to help cope with phishing attacks.
7. Disable IPv6, AirPort and Bluetooth when not needed.
8. Enable full disk encryption (MacOS X 10.7+) or FileVault.
9. Upgrade Adobe Reader to version “10” or later.
10. Install a good security solution.
Hope this is of help to ATS Mac users