Impressive Multi-Platform Backdoor Trojan Targets Windows, Linux and Apple Computers

The bad guys just keep getting better and better, which is why I am going back to school to upgrade my security expertise.  A recent outbreak was discovered by F-Secure and  reported by Sophos, that uses a Java archive file to determine which operating system you are using, and then downloads the appropriate version to malware to install.  The lesson here is that any imagined security invulnerability you thought you had as a Windows or Linux user is gone.  Everyone needs to be running a full feature Internet security software product.

Section of Java code


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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