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New Mac Trojan: Sabpab

Submitted by on April 16, 2012 – 8:16 PM

A new Trojan known as “Sabpab” could hurt Mac users who run  Java and Microsoft Word. Security researchers are warning users to make sure their computers have the latest software updates from both Apple and Microsoft, and to use anti-virus software. In some cases, manual removal of Sabpab may be needed.

Word about Sabpab comes on the heels of another nasty piece of malware, Flashback, that infected up to as many as 600,000 Macs, security experts said, by exploiting a vulnerability in Java software. Apple last week issued a software-base removal tool for that malware, which can be used by criminals to steal personal information, including passwords.

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