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iCloud Malware - Extremely disturbing Apple product 9/22 install


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Okay, this is extremely disturbing. 

I woke up this morning to find that there were several attempts to install trojan malware on my well secured, and well maintained system. After fighting with icloud yesterday to keep it from auto-starting and to keep it from resetting my icloud share preferences, I am thinking the icloud desktop client should be uninstalled until they fix their security issues.   After the warnings and another half a dozen "file access attempts" that were caught unsuccessfully trying to tamper with my security logs, I wanted to see what exactly happened to my system between yesterday and today. 

There it is in black and white.  iCloud (and an nvidia driver update).  While I'm quite willing to believe Nvidia might have some malware packaged with its driver, I'm going to have to go with icloud on this one.  I'd say Apple still have a very serious security problem on their hands.  

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Sure does look like Apple has a huge security problem on their hands. 

I uninstalled icloud from my desktop.  I still use it with my iphone, but never again on my computer.  Apparently it showed up in ...\appdata\locallow\sun\java\deployment\cache\6.0 (how did that happen?? I'm running java 8! )

Does Apple or Java auto-re-install it with every iTunes upgrade?

Not sure for iTunes, but iCloud definitely uses it. 

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