(EndPlay Staff Reports) - Mac users have long prided themselves on the fact that their machines are less at risk for viruses than their Windows-using peers. Unfortunately, news of two new cases of Mac malware has been circling the web.
According to a report from PCWorld , both cases involve a variant of the same Trojan, called SabPub. Apparently, the new threat is spread through Java exploits on websites and allows affected systems to be controlled remotely. The malware was created about a month ago, according to the report.
Though it sounds scary, experts say there's no need to panic. Alex Gostev, the security chief at Kaspersky Lab, told Mashable that the SabPub Trojan is only being used to attack a few specific targets. "It would seem that the attackers have an extremely select list of victims that is not very large," he said.
Despite the limited threat, Kaspersky security expert Costin Raiu suggests that Mac users take extra steps to ensure security. In a recent blog post, he suggested that Apple users:
For more tips, check out the original post here .
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