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OSX/Hovdy-A Sorry, Mac users, but you're in danger too. This Trojan affects computers using Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5, and lets the bad guys use your Apple Remote Desktop
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    Default OSX virus 10.4 and 10.5
    OSX/Hovdy-A

    Sorry, Mac users, but you're in danger too. This Trojan affects computers using Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5, and lets the bad guys use your Apple Remote Desktop agent for a host of disturbing activities. The virus can be used to monitor your keystrokes, transmit passwords, turn on file sharing, take screenshots, and, creepiest of all, take pictures with the built-in iSight camera -- all unbeknownst to you! It's spread through downloads that you have to agree to, so if you stay sharp, avoid sketchy utilities, and keep your anti-virus protection current, you'll be fine.

    via Switched.com

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    Haha, "According to Mac anti-virus developer SecureMac..."

    Oh, and guess what program just happens to protect you against this malicious virus, SecureMac!

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    just a quick glance through the member written news.

    shouldn't we maybe have a "romour" section aswell? seeing as most of the member written news is nothing but rumours?
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    no

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    Well, it does seem as if it's just a matter of time, given the growing popularity of Macs. No system is foolproof.

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    ah thats just great. i dont need noone taking snap shots of me when im up at 2pm downloading stuff. thats great to know its possible to break into the mac system now. feel like im back on windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsidewayzz View Post
    ah thats just great. i dont need noone taking snap shots of me when im up at 2pm downloading stuff.
    Especially if you're, ahem, turning Japanese...

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    A FRAUD security company releases a scare about something that doesn't exist and we're supposed to even give this the merit of a thread?

    aye............... VIRUS is a windows term. VIRUS is an executable you cannot stop or control getting into your system by automatically inserting itself into your OS. THAT is impossible on a Mac and always will be. OSX does not allow executables, that is a WINDOWS ONLY action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    A FRAUD security company releases a scare about something that doesn't exist and we're supposed to even give this the merit of a thread?

    aye............... VIRUS is a windows term. VIRUS is an executable you cannot stop or control getting into your system by automatically inserting itself into your OS. THAT is impossible on a Mac and always will be. OSX does not allow executables, that is a WINDOWS ONLY action.

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    exactly, and it manages to make the "News" section. ca-razy
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    Could someone please tell me something about "Trojan.Brisv.A" virus.. i found this on my mac..when i used Norton anti virus.. does this harm a mac ? how do i remove it?

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    Is there a mac version of norton? Lol!!!
    One1 is right about the EXE files but is there any way to make malicious files with a format and extension that mac could understand and "execute"?
    Once I had to format and reinstall OS X in my MacBook because I downloaded a craked version of pinturesque, after that the screen went crazy every time I opened the app, and whe I put the mac to sleep by closing it I had to turn it off by pressing and holding power button otherwise the mac didn't respond at all and sometimes it even didn't turn on at all.

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