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Trojan horseIt was inevitable, really — the increasing popularity of Apple mobile products has driven more and more PC users over to the Mac, and like that innocent little puppy you brought home from the pound, them dog’s got fleas… or in this case, a new Mac trojan known as Flashback.

F-Secure has sounded the alarm for Mac users this week, noting that upwards of 600,000 users may be afflicted by a trojan downloader known as “OSX/Flashback.I” (but you can call it Flashback). But before you run through the streets proclaiming the end of the world is nigh, read on for instructions on how to find out if you’ve got it and what to do about it.

“Trojan-Downloader:OSX/Flashback.I connects to a remote site to download its payload; on successful infection, the malware modifies targeted webpages displayed in the web browser,” explains F-Secure on their website.

Unfortunately, for the moment the only solution is to head into Terminal and copy and paste a few commands — so the process is recommended only for advanced users. If you’re comfortable with that, head to Applications > Utilities, launch Terminal and dig in — here’s how to quickly find out if you’ve got Flashback:

1. Run the following command in Terminal:

defaults read /Applications/ LSEnvironment

2. Take note of the value, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

3. Proceed to step 8 if you got the following error message:
“The domain/default pair of (/Applications/, LSEnvironment) does not exist”


8. Run the following command in Terminal:

defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

9. Take note of the result. Your system is already clean of this variant if you got an error message similar to the following:
“The domain/default pair of (/Users/joe/.MacOSX/environment, DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES) does not exist”

If your results show anything other than “does not exist,” we recommend hitting the F-Secure website and following the full instructions to eradicate the Flashback trojan. You can bet that Apple will be patching this Java vulnerability in a forthcoming update, but for now it’s better to be safe than sorry. Let’s be careful out there!

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Video: 100 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone

by Kelly Hodgkins (Apr 4th 2012 12:45PM)

I jailbreak so I can install apps like Intelliscreen X and Zephyr. If you jailbreak, you understand the allure of Cydia and all the fantastics apps available therein. If you don’t jailbreak, then the video below from Mario Dabek of Jailbreak Matrix has 100 reasons why you might want to consider …

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Phone to Mac is a free to use application with an option to buy, that lets users transfer iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod songs, playlists, videos, tv shows and much more to a Mac and into iTunes. Phone to Mac can rip music from all iPods and iPhones works with or without jail-breaking. If you do not make the $24.95 purchase price you will begin to be limited by only being able to pull off a few tracks at a time and having to sit thorough a 1-minute “You must wait because you are cheap” message every once in awhile, but that’s not a bad trade for something you may only use once in a while.

For you PC users, there is a version for you too (Phone to PC). It’s worth checking out!

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Found this over at Macenstein… those funny chinese smugglers! Click on the photo for more.

HelloTotem is a site that will buy those old smart phones you have laying around. Yes, I know that you can make a good buck via eBay, but if you don’t want to go through all that hassle; check it out!  You choose your payment method, they provide the packaging materials and take care of the postage fees. If only everything in life were so easy!

From shipping to payment, the process can take as little as 3 days. Stay tuned, I let you know how the process goes.

According to Brian Chaffin over at The Mac Observer, Apple has begun shipping the new iPad for those who placed their orders last Wednesday. 

Apple announced the device on Wednesday, March 7th, and the company officially launched it on Friday, March 16th. Have you received your notice?

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