remember the CS4 and iWork trojans???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OCSpersonel, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. OCSpersonel macrumors regular

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    well i found the tread everyone discussed it on, but it hasnt been updates since march so i didnt wana ask my question there.

    but really... WHAT THE HECK IS THIS THING???

    it sounds like a whole lotta BS to me! At least from what iv been hearing from friends and from here...

    -Integro or whatever Anti-Virus detected it, sounds super sepecious.

    -The trojans were within the crack of Photoshop CS4 and iWork '08
    -why are pirates only getting photoshop? especially those guys who pirate all of there software, why arnt they just getting the whole master suite?

    -and the crack was within the keygen
    -i thought keygen was short for key generater
    -iv "heard" (so not sure how creditable) that most/all keygens cannot run on OSX must use windows
    -and if thats true, how can it infect OSX if its ran on onother OS?

    -and how is it that, with mac being so stable, theres not one creditable answer for where the trojan actually is or how to remove it???

    -oh and apparently it uses you to authorize by asking your user and pass (maybe because im the Admin of my mac it dosnt ask for the user, but whenever i install something, it only asks for the pass)

    man id hate to be a pirate right now!

    but they also brought up another really good point, whats keeping us safe from legit software??? For example, i downloaded that coconut battery app, not knowing how creditable, but how do we know unless we only use Apple?

    for how good OSX is, id hate for trojans to start infesting like crazy, and this sounds like the start. but this must have not affected anyone since i havent heard anything for about 2 months now
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    No, Intego is a well-respected company.

    Because they're idiots. You can download the software for free directly from Apple's site and Adobe's site. No point in getting a torrented copy when you can download a legit copy and activate it with a pirate serial.

    If t's written for OS X, it runs on OS X. Example, there's video editors for Windows, and others for OS X.

    There are. That has nothing to do with OS X stability.

    -oh and apparently it uses you to authorize by asking your user and pass (maybe because im the Admin of my mac it dosnt ask for the user, but whenever i install something, it only asks for the pass)

    Google the name of the app. E.g. "coconut batter + trojan".

    Trojans are just programs. OS security has nothing to do with trojan susceptibility.
     
  3. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what im sayen!!! these pirates obviously arnt too smart, and yes they are, but i had herd reference to them that people were suspicious of them starting the trojan to raise profits, being how they were the fist to discover and first to have the cure. but there suspicions for a reason right


    well iv heard of there being anti-virus software fixes, but shouldnt there be a way for people to manually remove this stuff?

    ima start doing that, thats a good idea. but are we really protected against the next supertrojan aimed twords OSX?
     

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