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[hardocp] More Mac OS X Trojans Found

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All you Mac users out there should be extra cautious as you surf the web. There are several new variants of a Trojan horse out there targeting Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 users. Make sure your anti-virus software is up to date.

Distributed as a compiled AppleScript called ASthtv05 or as an application, the Trojan allows remote access to the system and can transmit system and user passwords. SecureMac also said the Trojan is also capable of logging keystrokes and turning on file sharing.

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Congratulations to the Mac for visable market share.
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We all knew it was comming.

This is what you get when you pick lowest bidder and charge the most expensive price.


You get targeted.
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This can't be possible. That handsome guy from the commercial convinced me I was safe.
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This can't be possible. That handsome guy from the commercial convinced me I was safe.
You have low standards


I dont get how they can say macs are so darn safe :S
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You have low standards


I dont get how they can say macs are so darn safe :S
I am a dude, lol. Just trying to embellish my moments of glory.
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Hehe, people overlook the fact that we need a thread like this to tell people that there are viruses/trojans after OS X, when we can all assume (correctly) that there will always be viruses after XP and Vista.

It does suck that such simple things in OS X can be compromised, they should pull a valve and just hire all of the people making the viruses to program security.
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You have low standards


I dont get how they can say macs are so darn safe :S
They were no more safe than other OSs' from a software standpoint - the difference was predominatly one of market share. Previously, OSX held so little in comparison to Windows that it was largely left alone by malicious coders.
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Congratulations to the Mac for visable market share.
LOL very true.
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Hehe, people overlook the fact that we need a thread like this to tell people that there are viruses/trojans after OS X, when we can all assume (correctly) that there will always be viruses after XP and Vista.

It does suck that such simple things in OS X can be compromised, they should pull a valve and just hire all of the people making the viruses to program security.
A trojan is not a virus.. And due to OSX using Unix, viruses them selves are alot harder to program, because a virus must be able to self-replicate itself (which a trojan does not).

But hey, you can all get your jollies by saying 'lol mac has exploits.." But they always have, and they are still more secure than a windows machine.

Edit: Chipp, yeah.. No safer from a software standpoint, maybe.. But most of the exploits on OSX hasnt been the actual operating system, but 3rd party software creating backdoors *cough adobe*.
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