OS x trojan with no install warning!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by andymac2210, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. andymac2210 macrumors regular

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    So, it's finally here, a virus that can install itself on an apple computer without any sort of confirmation warning, entering of admin password or well...anything.

    http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/20938/fsecure-spots-apple-mac-trojan-posing-as-a-pdf-file/

    http://www.thinq.co.uk/2011/9/26/researchers-warn-fake-pdf-mac-trojan/


    Previous malware and trojans on macs tended to be scareware and things that'd purely take advantage of users being stupid and entering their passwords or following through the installation process.
    Or just stuff tacked onto illegal software.
    This one seems a lot more dangerous, since just opening a pdf (or any other file) can infect you.
     
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