Snow Leopard build 10A432 botnet

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zbasarab, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. zbasarab macrumors member

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    Just thought I should put this out there. I have a friend who works for Apple and others in the computing industry. If you torrented a version of Snow Leopard build 10A432 (torrenting is illegal, not that I'm advocating FOR it), you may have a zombie computer now >/

    If you did torrent SL then I would highly suggest reinstalling a purchased copy just to be safe.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Why would you have a zombie computer?

    Torrenting isn't illegal, I do it all the time, to download free linux distros.
     
  3. JavierP macrumors regular

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    I've heard that ftp and nntp are also ilegal
     
  4. zbasarab thread starter macrumors member

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    Essentially the person who uploaded the file (in this Case OSX 10.6) altered it in someway, by creating a malicous software program, which then works in the background of the computer's operations'.

    In short, my point is that some people may have malicous software on their computer similar to a virus.
     
  5. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    If I had a nickel for every post I read that had this line in it...
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    And Apple would know this because? You story don't make sense btw. A friend, who works at Apple, tells you about torrent version of Snow Leopard... pretty sure Apple have other stuff to worry about then a torrent that don't concern them.
     

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