OS X Phising Attempt Advice

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I was hoping to get some quick advice from those who know OS X security better than me.

    My mother (computer illiterate) was one of the victims of the Anthem hack. She received a scam email like the one the Verge mentions in the link below. Anyway, she has a Mac Mini on 10.9.5. I was not there but she clicked on a link in the email and said she got a notice from Google Chrome "Warnig her that she wasn't alone and offering to take me back to the previous page." I assume it was Chromes Phising protection, but I wasn't there to see.

    Anyway, I'm going to run a scan of her system with clamxav (from the MAS) tomorrow and I cleared her browsing data from Chrome's preferences. Is there anything else I should/need to do to ensure there's no form of compromise? Will ClamXav check for all known Trojans and key loggers?

    I have her running in a Standard account and only I have the admin password so no app was downloaded or installed.


    http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/7/7999349/anthem-health-insurance-phishing-attacks-after-massive-hack
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Her system is very likely fine. Chrome helped protect her machine. There is also no gain is security when using a separate admin and standard account on Mac OS X.
     
  3. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you. I know about the admin vs standard thing, but she's the kind to click and download anything (like a fake flash pop up) so I have her set to set to standard and retain the password to handle software updates and keep her from installing or changing anything.


    So there are no other steps I should take?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not really, maybe change her email password. But that shouldn't be needed.
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thank you, I appreicate the prompt assistance.
     

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