Some might loose Internet Monday due to malware

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  1. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Read this story on Yahoo:

    Link: http://news.yahoo.com/malware-may-knock-thousands-off-internet-monday-063924510--finance.html

    There isn't too much information on the article about the details of this malware; no name of malware, OS's affected, etc.
     
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  4. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually, according the article, it's estimated there are 277,000 computers infected worldwide. 64,000 of those are in the U.S.

    Thanks for posting further information on this.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Oh. Didn't actually read the article. Just got up to 'But tens of thousands of Americans' and stopped.
     
  6. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    Came in here wondering what "Internet Monday" is, and I still don't know :confused:
     
  7. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No worries :)

    hehe, yea that does sound a bit odd the way I wrote it.

    What I meant was those who have this malware may loose their Internet connection on Monday.
     
  8. mabel88 macrumors newbie

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    link to check for malware?

    Hi
    Would someone post a link to check if I have this malware ?
    Rather get a link from here than on the interweb at large
    Thanks
     
  9. AppleScruff1 macrumors G3

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    http://dns-ok.us/
     
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  11. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    It has been explain virus bypass authentication and Safari sanbox where trojan needs authentication and cannot bypass Safari sanbox.

    There has been no malware that has bypass OS X authentication .
     
  12. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Whatever, you can still be infected with this trojan, as a variant exists and be without Internet monday. It would be quite ironic if your Mac was after the comment you just made.

    And notice my comment already says everything you felt the need to reply to me, hence the "blah blah".

    Always one.
     
  13. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I'll just switch to Internet Tuesday.
     
  14. Repo macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is, tomorrow, if this all pans out, we'll see a bunch of "Hey! My internet isn't working!" facebook posts uploaded "via mobile." :p
     
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    No problem Jesse. :D
     
  16. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    This topic what is trojan ,worm or virus has came up may time here.

    Worms travel by e-mail address , URl and IP address where trojan and virus is application that must be run to work a virus copies and modifies files on your computer where trojan is file on your computer but does not make copies of it self.

    Malware can be worm, trojan ,virus ,spyware, adware or keylogger so on. The end users does not care what it is at all but it is malware.

    There has been malware where OS X but none has of yet bypass authentication. All been the end user typing in password to run,install or modify at system level.

    Malware in user level cannot harm you mac only in system level . To cut down on malware infection never type your password when some thing wants to run,install or modify out of nowhere . And disable automatic downloading to your downloads folder.
     
  17. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    Yes, and it's off topic for this thread. You've done enough in the other one to derail it without a careful understanding of how the different OSes work, don't do it here please.

    Btw, something you should read about :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privilege_escalation

    OS X is not immune to this type of attack :

    http://www.f-secure.com/vulnerabilities/SA30776

    Making it quite possible to harm the system "areas" from a normal user account. Of course, you'd know this if you had one iota of an idea of how computer security actually works and what different attacks and attack vectors are out there.

    Am I really going to have to go in circles with you for days ?
     
  18. nec207 macrumors 6502

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    You started it here.


    I was repying to that and here.


    I was just addressing worm, trojan ,virus that most people get hug up on in threads and use interchangeably that most of time leads to clarification here at macrumors.
     
  19. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium

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    And that clarification was not needed here. My comment was made in order to prevent further clarification from occurring as it was not needed in this thread.

    BTW, did you read up on privilege escalation bugs and how they crop up now and again in OS X ? Did you learn something new ? Tell us please.
     

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