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(apple fanboy) hurp but I thought macs don't get viruses?...
02-28-2011, 01:16 PM #21
(apple fanboy) hurp but I thought macs don't get viruses?
02-28-2011, 01:32 PM #22
here goes the start of a multibillion dollar antivirus industry for the mac app store... Jeez louise
02-28-2011, 01:34 PM #23
i realize u have to knowingly and purposefully install this in order for it to infect your computer. u got to be a retard to do it.. anyway my ? is, why do people come up with these? really? why cant they use their knowledge to come up with a good program then u could SELL it...
02-28-2011, 02:57 PM #24
It is not a threat if you don't install it. If you do, you are ****ed. Well, not really.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
02-28-2011, 04:37 PM #25
ok i have lion but i want to downgrade back to snow leopard, how do i do it?Im eman297
02-28-2011, 05:02 PM #26
By the time this is done I'm sure it will be packed with a .dmg that will be pirated and when it's downloaded and ran the bam.. Trojan.
02-28-2011, 05:07 PM #27
why are so many people saying its such a big deal that the user has to install it?
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02-28-2011, 05:11 PM #28
What most of you saying "this is dumb because you have to install it" don't realize is you aren't going to willingly download "Trojan horse file.dmg" and install it. You're going to download some other innocuous program that you'd like to utilize and this will be inside it. Thus you won't knowingly be installing this file hence why it is called a Trojan(a la Trojan horse hiding soldiers inside it when brought inside the gates).
The business of antivirus software is tricky because I know a few people that have worked at or currently work at antivirus software companies and they admit they have been asked covertly or have themselves thought of writing virii or trojans to sell more software, esp. for systems that normally don't have these problems(OSX, etc.).
The fact that an antivirus company is reporting on this smells funny and I'd wait to hear further information before acting or reacting to purported threats.
For you pirates out there(I'm not judging you, just advising) keep in mind that MP3s/AVIs/other videos/music are ENCODED and thus aren't executables which means the trojan payload can't be triggered. However, pirated software most definitely can contain this and you may wish to think twice before you download it.
02-28-2011, 05:58 PM #29
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02-28-2011, 06:16 PM #30
02-28-2011, 08:31 PM #31
I don't get this? Apple FB's ***** and slag PC for viruses all the time, yet one pops up for OSX and you all defend it like doesn't mater. "you have to install it, your dumb oO" it's the exact same way on windows, you need to click something to allow it to install.
So basically soon you will see an exploit in safari that will be utilised to install this Trojan, after you click on a link or even an image.
At some point, they will find anyway to bypass the admin password or just reset it then hack the **** out of your comp, before you can do anything.
This is just the beginning, unfortunately
02-28-2011, 09:59 PM #32
People are constantly tricked into installing viruses. And many of those people were tricked into thinking macs are incapable of getting a virus. Guess they'll find that spending an extra grand on a computer didn't make as much sense as spending $50 a year for a decent AV.
02-28-2011, 11:20 PM #33
Guess you don't know the difference between a virus and a trojan. With OSX, you can't get a virus like Windows. With Windows, all you need to do to get infected is just download an infected file, or even just sticking in an infected USB thumbdrive or other media.
Now it has been known that there are a couple/few trojans out there for OSX, but guess what, you have to install it. By installing, I mean you have to run the file and enter your admin password. Hence why they are called trojans, you have to give it root access in order to do anything.
Just be careful where you download stuff from, preferably reliable sources. This goes for any computer/device, regardless of what operating system you are running. A little common sense goes a long way.
03-01-2011, 01:40 AM #34
03-01-2011, 01:50 AM #35
Wow I got an idea... install Sophos...Drive Safe with Trapster
03-01-2011, 02:30 AM #36
If people are worried there are antivirus and security software out there for Macs. Comcast customers get Norton's security suite for free. There are several free alternatives too. I have ClamXAV just because. It catches windows virus in my mail every once in a while. So instead of me just passing it on it will take care of it.
03-01-2011, 04:01 AM #37
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