And another one...

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by KnightWRX, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    http://www.zdnet.com/new-mac-trojan-installs-silently-no-password-required-7000001519/

    Instructions on how to check your systems in the article, until Apple updates X-protect that is.
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Interesting that it can install regardless of administrative rights on the machine.
     
  3. smoledman macrumors 68000

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  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the clarification. I have trouble differentiating from the word 'Trojan' and 'Virus' when looking at the MacRumors forum font.

    Wouldn't Gatekeeper and the malware definitions that Apple supposedly push regularly have everyone sorted?
     
  5. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Yes because that matters so much.
     
  6. KnightWRX thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    Gatekeeper doesn't apply since this one is for Snow Leopard and Lion. It will be a while under Mountain Lion penetration is sufficient to say this one is irrelevant.

    And yes, Apple can push X-protect definitions for this one. Just thought it was important for everyone to check their systems now since this one doesn't seem to even require social engineering.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it does. If malware isn't in the wild, no user can encounter it, so it's not a threat. As the article says:
     
  8. KnightWRX thread starter macrumors Pentium

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    You're misinterpreting that. It's not that it's not in the wild, it's that Intego haven't seen it in the wild, ie, their paying customers haven't been caught with it yet.

    Since Intego's list of customers must be pretty small compared to the whole of the Mac install base, then doing a manual check up once you're aware of the threat takes a few minutes and can save you tons of grief.

    Let's not put our heads in the sand. And what benjy alluded to is that in the case, that there are no OS X virus doesn't matter, as this is not an article about viruses on OS X.
     
  9. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Be interesting to see how quickly Apple respond to this (if at all).

    Isn't part of Mountain Lion more prompt individual security updates?
     

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