OS X Backdoor Trojan in Beta

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  1. Tonsko macrumors 6502

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    The antivirus software they are advertising is the trojan.
     
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    Im not worried. With the Mac App store I shouldn't get any of these side effects. Also, if it was a serious piece of programming surely it would hide on you Mac unannounced, just skimming off your CC details etc.
     
  4. camomac, Feb 28, 2011
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    Bout time I say. I didn't install that virus scanner for no good reason.
    That article is also on SOPHOS' website. Just saying.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's just Sophos trying to scare people into buying their software. Obviously, it's not even a threat at this point, as it's still being developed. There have been trojans around for a long time, but they require the user to actively download and install them, usually entering their admin password. Some common sense will be all the protection needed for such threats.
     
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    +1 the only time you ever see mac virus anything is from Sophos.

    Also after reading the article I'm calling shenanigans. "I am a virus I infected your Mac" What??? Really? In real life malware does not announce itself. It does its nefarious deeds and tries to stay hidden. Whats in the article looks like bad Hollywood mumbo jumbo.
     
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    There should be a law against Sophos where Macs are concerned! They sell so-called security software and promote it by quoting rubbish to ensnare the gullible and those with little computer knowledge..
     
  9. munkery, Feb 28, 2011
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    From Sophos website:

    I bet it requires authentication to install as well.

    For those interested, this new trojan is based on DarkComet-RAT.
     

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