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Originally Posted by javiert30 Tojan... Do you know the history of the Trojan horse? That's how a Tojan virus works... That's why it is called Trojan virus. It is a...
05-03-2011, 12:05 AM #41
The Greeks gave it as a gift to the Trojans, who had to accept it before it destroyed them
A trojan and a virus are different
up to your post, i have yet to see an explanation of the function of the malicious file. A trojan MAY contain a virus, or it can contain a backdoor, or the trojan itself can be a program downloading a virus
edit:Originally Posted by the first hit on googling "trojan"
the best thing to do is use firefox and NoScript, or an equivilent extension on your favorite browser, should it exist. you'll find it blocks alot of annoying ads, unexpected bgmusic, and much more
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05-03-2011, 06:06 AM #45
Wouldn't really call it a virus if you had to install it yourself.
05-03-2011, 06:12 AM #46
If being a Mac user makes me a Zombie then I'm fine with that. "Braaaains" *Om nom nom*
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05-03-2011, 09:32 AM #51
Three's better than one!
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05-03-2011, 10:26 AM #52slightly wrong
the reason for that is that mac os is based on linux (did you ever hear about it?? the open-source project that steve jobs and co. grabbed, modified, made rubbish and started selling to you??), which is pretty awesome...you should try it
05-03-2011, 03:21 PM #53
It's not Linux, it's based on the unix kernel, as is Linux. Yes, Linux is open source, but there's nothing against writing software from open source and selling it...
05-03-2011, 03:23 PM #54
I also remember how barely any common principles are compatible and supported "out of the box", I'm aware of the "anything can be made to work on Linux" stuff, but I'd rather it just did. Cany really be bothered writing a line of code every time I want my CD drive to open.
I'm afraid a couple of people I know have ruined Linux for me, a few to many conversations about how there watches and toasters run Linux :-/
I just want to know the time and eat some toast!!!
05-03-2011, 04:48 PM #55
Haha! You are very right about Linux zealots!
I used ubuntu for several years before going to Mac, and it is really getting close to that "out of the box" working. It is what started my moving away from windows. But, for now, Mac OSX works with everything, and frankly I don't have the time to re-learn Linux. I would never recommend it to anyone who can't fix their own machines, but if you have a PC, Ubuntu if a fantastic alternative to windows.
05-03-2011, 05:07 PM #56
Mac OS X Leopard receives Unix certification | MacNN
For a while Apple even shares some of it's OS code to the public. I have to find it but can't remember the name of the OS that is built on the shared code.
OpenDarwin(Founded by Apple) and when that closed down PureDarwin came in.
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05-03-2011, 05:23 PM #57
Infects executables and can replicate itself via infected executable. Spreads by user intervention (aka moving infected executable to uninfected machine).
Self-replicating program that spreads itself through networks. No user intervention needed.
(Malicious) Software package masquerading as benign software. Trojans often carry malicious payloads, such as viruses, worms or other forms of malware.
A catch-all category for malicious programs. Worms, tojans, viruses and spyware are all forms of malware.
As there is little information on what MACDefender actually does once installed, it can only be said to be a trojan, as it does not advertise itself truthfully and requires user intervention to be installed. Nothing is said to imply that the trojan contains any virus or worm that exploits a fundamental vulnerability in OS X. Safari, on the other hand, obviously has a few lax security policies that need to be tightened up. The Unix platform under OS X does its job by stopping the program and requiring the user's password before allowing it to continue. Don't install programs if you don't know what they are, simple.
05-04-2011, 10:49 AM #58
It turns out that idiocy, not the choice of operating system, is the number 1 cause of infected systems. There's no scientific study to back this up, but as someone who has used a PC and a MAC, I've never gotten a virus on either OS. It's about knowing what you're doing; if you don't, you'll get malware regardless of what OS you have installed.
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05-04-2011, 03:14 PM #60
You can't put people into a cookie-cutter stereotype, you can however with computers.