1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 30, 2011 3:51 AM by Graham Perrin

    New OS X malware masquerades as flash upgrade

    cathy_f

      There is a new mac os x trojan which tricks the user by posing as a flash upgrade.  I downloaded a file which may be the trojan last week.  It is called install_flash_player_osx_intel.dmg, and it is size 6,376,888 bytes.  Today I went to get.adobe.com manually and downloaded the legitimate install_flash_player_osx_intel.dmg, and it is size 6,365,350 bytes.

       

      I also acquired an application last Wednesday at the same time as the install_flash_player_osx_intel.dmg appeared, called 'Adobe Flash Player Install Manager' in my /Applications/Utilities directory.

       

      Is the 6,376,888 bytes file legit?  Is '/Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install Manager' legit?  Is there any published hash values for adobe software or other tools to ensure that what users download is the real software?

       

      (Is everyone -- like me -- who turned on the 'Check for updates automatically' in the Flash pane of System Preferences a complete fool?  Ok, I know the answer to that.  *sigh*)