A Mac Trojan to Beware of

There are lots of reasons not to install Adobe Flash Player on a computer, particularly a Mac. More battery life, keep your computer running like lightning, and that Flash doesn’t play well with OS X Lion… The list goes on and on. And, there’s another reason why not to install Flash on your Mac. There is a new Trojan horse called ‘FlashPlayer’ (no spaces) going around. It poses as an Adobe Flash installer. And if you’re not careful, then your shiny new toy (Mac) could be infected. Here’s how it works.

Once installed, the trojan adds entries to hosts file to hijack users visiting various Google websites to the IP address, which is located in the Netherlands. The server at that IP displays a fake webpage designed to appear similar to the legitimate Google site.

Well, when you buy a new Mac, it’s best to play it safe and download it directly from Adobe’s official website. Or what about not downloading it at all?