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Well, getting that Trojan horse is a typical error is between the keyboard and the chair, in particular, social engineering. Mac geeks shouldn't fall for it.

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i think its funny that its all off of porn sites rofl... can you imagine working at an apple store and a guy comes in with this rofl...

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i think its funny that its all off of porn sites rofl... can you imagine working at an apple store and a guy comes in with this rofl...

 

I cant find it lol keep lookin ;-)

 

Seriously you have to download the dmg and enter your admin, in short anyone that falls for this should be the next in line at Redmond.

 

Its going to get worst, Apples increase in market share will make them a viable target for such attacks and Apple are way to relaxed about it!! Disagree? my Touch has been hacked and now running lots of great Apps along with all the iPhone stuff but the best part is the "patched" .tiff exploit, Apple are aware of this exploit and have been for 2/3 weeks and have yet to do anything!!

 

Welcome to the real world Mr Jobs, its time to call Bill for some advice lol

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i think we still have a bit of time to wait b4 it becomes a 16th of what windows is... something like another 5 years but they do need to be careful because that is one of their biggest selling points :D

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Not so sure that it's a big selling point among normal people. One of the people I persuaded to switch called me round the other day saying that she had a "virus" on her mac, despite the fact that (at the time anyway) there weren't any out in the wild - obviously it wasn't a virus, something else entirely but there you go. The idea that computers get messed up by viruses and there's nothing you can do is so heavily ingrained in most average users it's shocking. Even my mum who has used a mac for over a year has only just stopped worrying about viruses despite me telling her every time she wants a computer lesson that there's nothing to worry about when you use a mac (thankfully she runs as a standard user so I don't really need to worry about this).

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One should realize that security is as good as its weakest link. Unfortunately, on a fully patched computer, this happens to be the human operating the computer. Computer users should pay attention to these general rules of thumb:

  1. keep your OS and applications fully up to date
  2. do not open e-mail attachments you weren't expecting; if you got an unexpected attachment, send an e-mail message back to the sender and ask them if they sent you this file
  3. do not click on links in e-mail messages, but, instead, copy the link, paste it into your browser, and see if it's a web address (URL) you recognise
  4. restrict your web browsing to reputable websites
  5. download software only from sites you know are safe (apple.com, etc.)
  6. surf by using bookmarks, rather than by using hyperlinks, if you have the choice

Boy, e-mail and the web are so broken...

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One should realize that security is as good as its weakest link. Unfortunately, on a fully patched computer, this happens to be the human operating the computer. Computer users should pay attention to these general rules of thumb:
  1. keep your OS and applications fully up to date
  2. do not open e-mail attachments you weren't expecting; if you got an unexpected attachment, send an e-mail message back to the sender and ask them if they sent you this file
  3. do not click on links in e-mail messages, but, instead, copy the link, paste it into your browser, and see if it's a web address (URL) you recognise
  4. restrict your web browsing to reputable websites
  5. download software only from sites you know are safe (apple.com, etc.)
  6. surf by using bookmarks, rather than by using hyperlinks, if you have the choice

Boy, e-mail and the web are so broken...

 

Just want to add 1 more to very intelligent list :-)

 

Use Open DNS

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This isn't even a virus. Most computer security people will agree that a virus must, like a real virus, be self-replicating. This is a trojan hoarse that people must be tricked into installing. I like to site the popular rebuttal for this type of issue of tricking someone into doing sudo cd / & rm -r would be devastating, but in no way a virus. Sure it's a new piece of malware and it's on the Mac, so we must be cautious, but still, no viruses.

 

-Tom

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