First fake-installer Trojan for OS X spotted in the wild

By Jos ยท 7 replies
Dec 12, 2012
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  1. Mac OS X users don't typically have to worry about malicious software, but with the platform's popularity on the rise we're starting to see more and more malware targeting Apple's operating system. Just this week researchers at Russian anti-virus company...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,725   +3,700

    I'm not a Mac user but I wouldn't wish this crap on anyone. What I do wish for is the creator of this virus to choke on their food tonight.
  3. Those who first start's to sell "cure" for this "trojan" are most likely the one who made them actually!
  4. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    SMS based fee's are totally bogus. I wonder if there's a way to prevent such activities?
  5. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 460   +22

    Proof or GTFO...
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    take it easy - - he's allowed his opinion just as you are. That line of reasoning has been with PCs since the first A/V software arrived and has good empirical data (eg how to find, work out a fix and get it distributed in one-two days if one is not familiar with the details in the first place? Yea, we all know about boy wonders and how good they are - - but the implications are irresistible.)

    Personally, I disdain an installer that needs another media to get the product installed/activated.
    When you're on a PC, the there are sufficient means to complete any task - - same when you're on your cellphone. When / If I see this behavior, I abort the install and look for another product.
  7. RubinOnRye

    RubinOnRye TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Wow your retarded. He didn't state a fact but rather an opinion. chill out dude.
  8. Will techspot forum also open tech support/malware removal for user with infected mac? :)

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