Viruses for the Mac

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  1. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    Someone list some virus names or give a link to a list of it

    And please don't post there is no viruses for the Mac, theres viruses for every OS:D
     
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    There are no viruses, just trojans. Avoid porn and other suspicious sites and keep an eye on what you download.
     
  3. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok give me a list of trojans
     
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    A Mac trojan came out in 2007 called the "OSX.RSPlug.A" trojan.

    There was also one that was in a pirated copy of iLife '09 going around on torrent websites.
     
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    Here is a list of OS X Viruses:

     
  8. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    A broken one would be bad.
     
  9. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    OSX just isn't wide spread enough for programmers to waste time writing a virus for. Not the same as OSX being invulnerable.
     
  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    LOL ok.

    Do robbers pass up a gold brick in an uninhabited house because fort knox is right up the street? If it was that EZ it would've been done.
     
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    Oldest lie perpetrated by the Windows community.
     
  12. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    QFE. I wasn't even going to reply to his comment.
     
  13. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    And the hacking community and security experts who know what theyre talking about.
     
  14. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    What utter crap. Exactly how do you get trojans from porn?

    P.S. If this is something your mom has been telling you then never mind... she's right.
     
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    So why hasn't one of them done it, just for the kudos, just to get the proof of concept out there? If someone could have done it, they would have, even if just for fun/status.
     
  16. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Easy. You visit a porn site, and it claims to offer movies of some tempting porn star... you click to play the movie and it says "Oops, you don't have the latest codec version...click here to download the installer." You execute the installer, and suddenly you've installed not a video codec, but a trojan.
     
  17. Rai Saix macrumors member

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    Implying people will stop searching porn for fear of viruses.

    lol
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So where are these viruses that we've been waiting nine years to see? How about something that doesn't get patched before it leaves the proof-of-concept stage, eh? :D
     
  19. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    This scenario isn't limited to porn. It happens everywhere. Why don't you just tell people to avoid the internet entirely?
     
  20. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The point is not to install downloads that you are not sure of. If you download firefox from the mozilla site, you're ok, but if you download xxx from a site and it asks for your admin password, you are foolish to give it.

    No OS can protect from a totally clueless user.
     
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    Owned! :p

    I know it can happen in any site, but usually when people search for videos, they use YouTube or other safe site, but when they are looking for Paris Hilton's free sex tape and founds it, but oops, you need the latest codec to view it -> download -> cry. It's just hard for someone to control their sexual desire, otherwise, there wouldn't be rapers.
     
  22. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    You're right. I'd tell people to avoid downloading things from sources they don't trust.

    If you visit a trusted site, like Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Sourceforge, and it asks you to download something, chances are it's safe. Thousands of people are downloading these files, and even if there was a trojan embedded in an installer (it has happened), there would be enough of an uproar that it would be quickly fixed.

    If you visit a warez site looking for the latest pirated software or serial number crack, or porn sites, your chances of downloading something harmful are considerably higher. Half the time the websites in question are complicit, especially if the trojan does something like redirects all your web traffic to their site so they can collect the ad revenue. They're also relying on your being too embarrassed to report stuff like that happening to you.
     
  23. Harmless Abuse macrumors regular

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    But honestly, there are a few safer porn sites.

    I won't link them, but I'm sure a lot of people know about them. They're like Youtube, and are at least free, and for now, trojan free, at least one guy I finally got to stop googling porn has yet to destroy his desktop after my friend and I found the damn sites for him. Porn seems to be the number one hazard for trojans, I had to fix that desktop daily it seemed.
     
  24. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Google is the worst place to look for porn, especially celebrity porn. There are many safe porn sites as well which you can trust. Best option is to get a girlfriend and get your satisfaction that way ;)
     

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