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Old 5th Apr 2012, 11:59   #1
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Apple's OS X hit by drive-by malware

Apple's OS X machines have been recruited into a half-million strong botnet through a drive-by downloader.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/20...e-by-malware/1
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Old 5th Apr 2012, 12:46   #2
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Apple, start telling people they need antivirus on their MAC's. Because its true. And your users wont listen to anyone else!

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Everything can get viruses... I don't know how people believe in the "I don't need no AV because I own a Mac"...

Everything is hackable, and can be infected...
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The only reason Apple products haven't in the past had viruses (or as much) is people don't write code but as more & more are buying MAC's we will see more viruses hit this market. So Apple users beware lol
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hmm, irony. mac users are unknowingly part of a massive network of drones.
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This isn't the first time Macs have been hit, but they like to hide their head in the sand saying there is no virus. Call it a trojan, call it adware, or even Barney the dinosaur, it's malware, the lines blurred years ago and burying your head in the sand isn't an excuse. If you are on the internet, put on your big boy pants and deal with it.

I know Pc techs who think they are safe too "I'm careful and I would know". The days where every infection brought the system to it's knees have long passed.
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Lol, I still remember the dear Apple rep that promised me that macs are totally secure from viruses as they were 64bit. Maybe apple themselves actually believe they are immune......

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Too bad for people who believe that theirs Mac are unbreakable XD
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Just out of interest I own both and have no protection on either except spy it search and destroy on the pc. I scan every week and nothing is detected, I don't go on any dodgy sites only professional well known ones how would I get any malware anyway?
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Just out of interest I own both and have no protection on either except spy it search and destroy on the pc. I scan every week and nothing is detected, I don't go on any dodgy sites only professional well known ones how would I get any malware anyway?
I hope that is Spybot Search & Destroy, emphases on the & symbol, since there are several trojan infected programs with almost the exact same name.

As for it being used as protection, it's heyday has been passed and no one thing does everything. You really might want to run a scan with Malware Bytes or Super-Antispyware.

There was a week last year where, Google, Yahoo, Myspace and Facebook were all handing out trojans. Considering how many of ads are handled by Google, how well can you hide.
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I heard that Oracle patched this back in February, but Apple have only just approved it for use on macs.
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Just out of interest I own both and have no protection on either except spy it search and destroy on the pc. I scan every week and nothing is detected, I don't go on any dodgy sites only professional well known ones how would I get any malware anyway?
Microsoft Security Essentials. Get it, it's free, you have no excuse.
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This isn't the first time Macs have been hit, but they like to hide their head in the sand saying there is no virus. .
where did my post go ??? (((ok whats up with the site when i press Post it takes me to the fourms)))

this is the first one that only requires you to see the web site for the botnet install to happen (like when your on windows pc and are using IE8/9 and you get one of them auto loading virus that require no user action to get it on your pc), others malware have been to trick you into clicking the install button and then the OSX keychains password to allow it to be installed (same as windows most of the time)

having an antivirus is no longer enough any more as each malware or virus or what ever, is different file every time so most antivirus are only 10-20% affective now (Use Chrome with Click to Play enabled as that stops all plugins)
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this is the first one that only requires you to see the web site for the botnet install to happen (like when your on windows pc and are using IE8/9 and you get one of them auto loading virus that require no user action to get it on your pc), others malware have been to trick you into clicking the install button and then the OSX keychains password to allow it to be installed (same as windows most of the time)
No,
Last year Macs were hit by those fake anti-virus programs that have been hitting Windows for years, the first required user action and caused an uproar. They no sooner patched it, and a new version came out requiring nothing. While it didn't get into the system nearly as deep, it did get in. It passed into history quietly.

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But it's not a "true" virus!!!
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I needed this laugh...
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