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Discussion in 'macOS' started by kilowattradio, Aug 26, 2009.
It had to happen some day!
now mac os x must admit, they have virus too.
Not a virus.
Trojan. Very different thing.
Did Finder give you this warning?
Virus IS different from malware. Viruses damage your system and infect others but malware does not.
Where does the image mention viruses?
In the title. AV=Anti-Virus.
Well, since it doesn't, no, they don't have to admit anything.
*spoken* Ha, ha ha, ha... ha.
Meaning absolutely nothing since that was typed by the guy who made the thread. RSPlug isn't a virus.
No... AV = Audio/Video.
Trojan != Virus...
So Apple has to admit nothing.
At least its built in. Is there a way to turn it off? Not that I'd want to.
I guess its nice to know that its working kind of 'behind the scenes'.. I can appreciate that more than Apple having to admit Macs are vulnerable..
No need to call them out imho.
There have been trojans for Mac for long time (remember iWork '09 torrent mess). They are not dangerous unless you're stupid and download everything you can and install them. Virus and Trojan isn't the same thing
This feature has been OS X for ages... problem is it was disguised as a regular confirmation window so people would idly click okay without looking.
If somebody writes some code that wipes out your hard drive, and you download it, open it, enter your password, etc... does that mean you just got a virus? (I think not).
I think Apple is very careful not to say they are invulnerable to all threats - just "virus". Some of you guys need to know the difference.
P.S. I'm too lazy to check the mac ads to see if the mac dude mentions anything other than "viruses".
I just did some Googling on the name of the OP's trojan and found this article. Note this part:
Be careful what you watch on your Mac!
Hence the old adage: If both QuickTime AND VLC can't play it, it's not worth watching.
Hey the way I see it Apple is including more protection into the operating system and that's always a good thing. I still feel pretty confident that if you put the same user on a mac and a PC with no antivirus protection, and let them browse the internet for a given period of time. The PC will have a greater probibility of getting infected with some nasties.
That reminds me on Flash trojans. There are dozens of flash banners in side but video isn't working and asks you to install Flash Use brains and you're safe
Yeah, and the ones that look like fake Windows messages too! They fail to work on my glorious Mac! In fact, even if I did have Windows, I doubt anyone would be stupid enough to fall for that.
Or maybe it's not a trick...
Trojan does not equal Virus?
Yeah, because what they're hiding in that package is a couple of fairies that bring you milk and cookies...
Ohhhh, I want a Trojan.
The difference is that for a trojan to work, you have to be stupid enough to enter your admin password.
Very simple. Viruses, trojans, worms, spyware etc fall under the generic term Malware (malicious software).
For what it's worth, the image shown (snowav.jpg) has been doing the rounds for sometime now. It's evidence of nothing, except Apple taking any threat even more seriously.
So does a Virus. A virus doesn't start replicating and causing damage unless you initiate it. Peterg said it right.