Clipboard poisoning attacks on the Mac

Graham Cluley drew my attention the other day to an issue that has apparently been known to some for years, but was new to me: clipboard poisoning, an issue where a website can replace what you think is on your clipboard with something else. Although this seems like an insignificant issue on first glance, it turns out that there are some very serious implications.

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Fake Safari update installs MacKeeper, ZipCloud

A fake Safari update prompts you to install MacKeeper and ZipCloud.

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Fake Flash Player Update Causes Mayhem In Your Browser

A new fake Flash Player update appropriately named FlashPlayer11.safariextz was found. After being installed, it will begin to inject very rough advertisements on any website you visit.

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