Mac malware adopts porn video disguise

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

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    Link: Mac malware adopts porn video disguise
    Description:: Computer security company discovers two new pieces of malware for the Apple Mac OS X operating system - one of which is distributed via an adult hardcore video website.

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  2. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, how long before we get an update that fixes this problem?
     
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    How is an update going to prevent a trojan from being installed via social engineering tricks?
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    for apple quite a while. Apple is pretty poor when it comes to fixing things like this.

    Apple Zero day incedent response time rate is very bad.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I don't know. How long do you think it will take to make the general public more intelligent? :D

    20 IQ points each should do it.
     
  6. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    you cannot stop someone from downloading something, mounting / unzipping it, installing it and then verifying it with an admin password, if you get that far and go to that effort to install the malware, chances are you deserve it to teach you a lesson lol
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed.


    http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/viruses-and-spyware/osxjahlavc.html

    Hard to protect people from themselves.



    I have to be honest, I can't believe this was just discovered now. I've come across .DMGs from uh.. questionable.. umm... from time to.. err.. this is nothing new to me. :)
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is so much nonsense. The site attempts to install an ActiveX control. For those who understand such things, ActiveX is Windows-exclusive. I should correct myself. If you click on the "porn video," then it used to try to download a Windows .exe file. Now it just gets diverted to a malware warning from Google. A Mac user will have better luck sneaking a 50-caliber sniper rifle onto an El-Al flight than installing this thing.

    Nothing to see here.
     
  9. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Is this like that pr0n4mac trojan that was floating around last year?
     
  10. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Actually, it merely claims to be an Active X control. If it was, you'd be entirely correct, as Active X is Windows-only. But it's not Active X...it's a Mac trojan, and Mac users will be able to install it very easily, to their detriment.

    Of course, knowledgeable Mac users would know that Active X is Windows-only and thus shouldn't be tricked by this, but they're the same people who would already know not to download things from unknown sources anyway.
     
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    Anyone else see the irony of getting "trojan" on a porn site? ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    XD :D
     
  13. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No. :confused:



















    kidding! you dawg!
     
  14. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    That's my thought exactly.

    Apple releases I-intelligence, the AI computer program that does your thinking for you. No more of your computer asking you for permission, now it tells you what you should do. Hence, this problem fixed with an apple update.:D
     
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    Yes... well... not that I have visited the site and tried it, but yes, that is what a trojan does... well, the computer kind of trojan

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
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    Hey, I have your back...:cool:

    What he meant to say was: A trojan can only ever do what it's designed to do by getting an administrator password from the user. So yes, you have to type it to have anything happen.

    There. No need to put your respectability in question! :D
     
  18. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    An article from Sophos. Because Sophos really do want to warn you on the dangers of malware and are not just blowing things out of all proportion so that they can sell you their junk.
     
  19. Shookster macrumors regular

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    If this article was from anyone other than an anti-virus company, I might pay attention.

    They did not mention that ActiveX controls are not supported on the Mac (or, as far as I'm aware, on any browser other than IE) which would be the best way of educating people about this.

    People need to THINK before they do things and not just click Yes on every dialog box. That's the best anti-virus mechanism.
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    And the one least likely to ever be adopted. :)
     
  21. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    seriously.

    who installs an activeX object from a porn site for ANYTHING? if you get this virus I have to go out and say that you deserve it for being a retarded pervert.
     
  22. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Here's my thought on this whole codec nonsense:

    If you have QuickTime/Perian and VLC and you still can't play it, it isn't worth watching.:D
     
  23. NinjaHERO macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that doesn't seem like the smartest tech move.
     
  24. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    It's simple, if a porn site asks you to install something, don't do it.
    Come on, we're in 2009 and people still don't know which porn sites are reliable?

    BTW:

    Am I the only one who doesn't like this kind of attitude?
     
  25. BrokenChairs macrumors member

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    Ha, I just read this on one of my bookmarked technology sites and decided to visit here to see what the go was. After watching that 'pleasant' sophos video, it's quite simple...don't download the thing.

    One thing I've learned from being online is if a site forces you to download something, research. It's certainly saved me from many problems on the PC side.

    But I'm sure soon enough it will move from porn sites to more friendlier sites. That's when I know I'll be getting calls from my family asking what it's all about!
     

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