Half a million Mac computers infected with malware

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  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Its a trojan, trojans can happen to any system.
    It fools the user into thinking its legit and they install it.

    Not to mention no one says "Macs don't get viruses" they say "There are no known viruses for Mac OS in the wild". (A trojan is NOT a virus by the way, those are different).

    Not to mention there was a security update for Java that fixes this so its important to keep your system up to date.

    EDIT: Here is a way to check if you have it and how to remove it:

    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-downloader_osx_flashback_i.shtml
     
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  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    And, what does this have to do with iPhones, exactly?
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted

    Exactly what I thought. Plus there is already an article about this on the front page.
     
  5. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

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    Apparently some computer trojans somehow direct you to a forum about a cell phone.
     
  6. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have a iPhone 4 and love it and was thinking about buying a Mac when my Dell laptop goes out.

    So did I break a rule here?
     
  7. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    No, but you will find that posting in the forum for the product which you are looking for answers, will often give more results then the product which you currenty own.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go find the standard virus reply.

    Ah, found it.

     
  8. mbell1975 macrumors 6502a

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    You have a PC and you are concerned about viruses on a Mac? LOL just buy the Mac already.
     
  9. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well excuse my dumbass.
     
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