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Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM I thought I infected my MBP with it since the Adobe Flash wanted to update a few times. I thought it was strange at the time...
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10-19-2011, 06:34 PM #26To date, there has never been a successful virus launch for Mac OS X.
However, the main reason classical viruses haven't been a problem for OS X is not because its magically immune, but because classical viruses are boring and offer such limited value per h4x, hardly anyone writes new viruses anymore.
worms, bots, trojans and BHOs are what all the cool kids are doing these days, and the number of these that target OS X is rising...
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10-19-2011, 06:41 PM #27
Good, anti-virus on a mac is useless anyway
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So if I purchase "Little Snitch" will it prevent Trojans like this from harming me all together, even if I accidentally do key in my password? Reading the F-Secure instructions for removing the Trojan it says:On installation, the installer first checks if the following file is found in the system:/Library/Little Snitch/lsdLittle Snitch is a firewall program for Mac OS X. If the program is found, the installer will skip the rest of its routine and proceed to delete itself.
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Arguing about classical viruses is only of historical interest, unless you regularly dig through piles of floppy disks. Your Mac today faces the same risks and the same threats and same dangers as any internet-capable PC, barring extensive mitigation (on the level of iOS). I wouldn't much care, but posting articles that encourage other users to be careless and foolish makes more (and more annoying) work for the guys who have to clean up security incidents.
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10-19-2011, 07:54 PM #34
Thanks for the info good article
10-19-2011, 08:11 PM #35
how do i scan ? because i just updated my adobe flash player and im worried as hell now
10-19-2011, 08:12 PM #36
Little Snitch comes through again! I installed LS over a year ago and love it. Now it may have saved me from installing malware. I highly recommend Little Snitch to all Mac users. It tracks every connection in and out and lets you decide if you want to allow it.
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^ yea i dont get it , im not all that tech savy if im honest i just got confused
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To complete its installation/infection, Flashback.C requires the user to key in the administrator password.
On installation, the installer first checks if the following file is found in the system:
Little Snitch is a firewall program for Mac OS X. If the program is found, the installer will skip the rest of its routine and proceed to delete itself.
So if the trojan sees that littlesnitch is installed, which is the first thing it does, it willgo no further and delete itself. Basically it will not move on to any othe rline of code.
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