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Thread: New Macintosh Trojan Disables Apple Anti-Malware

  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
    In this case LittleSnitch does stop it.

    Source: Threat Description: Trojan-DownloaderSX/Flashback.C

    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.

    Also as of right now it doesn't ruin your system. You are just infected awaiting further instructions as your info is being passed along.
    I'm speechless. Nice find.

  2. #42
    The thing is, it still needs your permission to gain access to the system. Thus, trojan (as stated in the article), not virus.

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    My iPhone is a Part of Me Donnutt's Avatar
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    Oh no, another Mac Trojan I actually have to install to work!
    Seriously though, one day while browsing an ummmm "adult video" site, I was prompted to update my flash player. Like an idiot I did... After no adobe screen came up I figured I'd been duped. I had to download a Mac antivirus. It was weird!

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    Green Apple
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    Apple should just buy Little Snitch and integrate it into the OS, because it really is a life saver!

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    La Malcria Co1d Night's Avatar
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    And Apple thought it was invincible....

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    Livin the iPhone Life BenderRodriguez's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Syn View Post
    And Apple thought it was invincible....
    This statement has never been said by Apple, are you high?

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by CustomSS1 View Post
    How boring and sad must someones life be to make a virus/trojan to damage other computers?
    I mean seriously, do something useful in your life instead!
    They do it for money.

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