Wild trojan: is this a genuine concern?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sydde, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Sydde macrumors 68020

    Sydde

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    Seems there is a real, dangerous trojan running around facebook. Does this pose a serious security threat for a brain-endowed person?

    boonana
     
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    Turn off Java in your browser's prefs (if it's not already off).

    [not JavaScript . . . just "Java".]
     
  3. Sydde thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sydde

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    But if it is doing some kind of chmod type thing, would it not have to authenticate? I run as a regular user, how could it disable system-wide security without getting my permission?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Read your own link. Sophos, a computer security company reports that Microsoft analyzed this thing and claimed that it is serious. O-o-o-u, I'm scared.
     
  5. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    It can't unless you allow it to (by giving it an admin password). Seems to me that this is FUD on Microsoft's part.
     
  6. munkery macrumors 68020

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