|May 12, 2004, 11:00 AM||#1|
Don't download Word 2004. There's a Trojan.
Here's the article.
Macworld UK has learned of a dangerous malware that deletes the Home folder on a Mac. The file is cunningly disguised as a Word 2004 for Mac demo Ė from the forthcoming Office 2004 for Mac suite.
A Macworld reader alerted the magazine to the malware after he downloaded the file from Limewire. The reader told Macworld: "I downloaded the file in the hope that perhaps Microsoft had released some sort of public beta. The file unzipped, and to my delight the Microsoft icon looked genuine and trustworthy."
However, he added: "I clicked on the installer file, and to my horror in 10 seconds the attachment had wiped my entire Home folder!"
So far, the file seems to be spread only as a malicious chunk of code on filesharing networks, and the story doesn't make it clear if he had to enter his password or not. What's disturbing is that this is around a month after the first stories of the Trojan exploit surfaced.
If you download from any filesharing network, legal or not, be careful.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.About the only thing you canít do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
|May 12, 2004, 11:05 AM||#2|
i'll bet microsoft has something to do with it
"Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind".
Basically, it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind". What do these words mean ? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind."
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|May 12, 2004, 11:10 AM||#3|
[QUOTE=thatwendigo"I downloaded the file in the hope that perhaps Microsoft had released some sort of public beta. The file unzipped, and to my delight the Microsoft icon looked genuine and trustworthy."[/QUOTE]
Public beta my A*S. Sure, yeah right..... its kind of justice for people downloading warez.... funny on some levels.
If you're going to download stuff from peer2peer clients you need to be really carefull.
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