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OMG, new trojan for OS X!

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Feek, 20 Apr 2010.

  1. Feek

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    From El Reg:

    Bottom line here is don't be stupid and install dodgy downloaded versions of iPhoto (ie just the same as that last trojan which was in iWork). Not sure why anyone would bother anyway, it's cheap enough and is shipped with all Macs. I would imagine that Snow Leopard itself will soon detect this as it does with the other couple of trojans out there.
     
  2. K1LLSW1TCH

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    Something for the rabid Windows fans to shout about before realising that it poses no danger unless you're A. Stupid, or B. a software pirate.
     
  3. Cuchulain

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    And in fairness, you need to be either A or B to have the same bother on windows.
     
  4. K1LLSW1TCH

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    Yep, definitely not disputing that. With sensible usage Windows is absolutely fine when it comes to security.
     
  5. Rameses

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    How can I ride this new trojan? :D
     
  6. theheyes

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    I read about this the other day but didn't bother posting it because it sounded like the Mac AV firm in question was just riding it for some publicity.
     
  7. FreeStream

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    Don't have iPhoto installed so all fine here :)

    Clearly if a pop up showing iPhoto comes up then clearly this is it :p
     
  8. Kawolski

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    Just noticed and installed a security update.
     
  9. Hotwired

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    Would be far more interesting if it was spreading.

    As it is, it's a malware program that mac users have to find and download themselves :/
     
  10. Neodite

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    The same with most virus/malware then :p
     
  11. dymetrie

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    I'm yet to find a virus which can do its job without a generous input of idiocy.

    Of course, I'm yet to find a society without a generous amount of idiocy :D
     
  12. Vonhelmet

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    The Outlook Express worms didn't require any idiocy, unless you count using Outlook Express as idiocy.
     
  13. Amp34

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    What it does "prove" though is that malware and trojans can be written for OSX and that is something mac users need to think about as the OS increases its market share (Which is something some people still don't believe). The greater the market share the more people interested in writing and spreading malware for it.
     
  14. Vonhelmet

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    A trojan is a very different thing to a worm or virus. I'll start worrying when the latter start showing up.
     
  15. Mr-White

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    Windows was mostly targeted for it's mass market (and countless flaws :p), now Apple are becoming more popular people are bound to start coding more. No viruses is all our Apple users talk about :/

    MW
     
  16. Amp34

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    I know...:confused: