I concur...Adhmuz said:
Sounds rather bad, sadly as Mac gains more ground in the PC world this will become more and more of a threat. Most people I talk to about Apple OS claim it to be the most secure OS, which for the most part is true, but thats only because its not a viable source of revenue for Trojans and other Malware. Now for the worse part of all, the majority of people who have this on their system probably won't be aware of it or be able to get rid of it.
Yeah, karma is a *****.Vrmithrax said:
And so begins the harrowing journey for the unfortunate IT personnel who have to explain security software over and over and over again, to Apple users who adamantly refuse to accept that their Precious could possibly be vulnerable.
I suppose it's possible.Wouldn't a "tech-savvy" friend tell the person to re-install the OS?
You did notice that this was a story about a mac virus, And that the pirate in question was a mac user right?caravel said:
If someone downloads pirated software via torrents and then installs that software with administrator/root privileges, they're clearly asking for it - and in fact deserve everything they get. Consider it "Darwinism in action", in fact.
The funny thing is that many windows users, those who when posting on forums, supposedly pay for all of their software, do that all the time, but rely on an anti-virus program to protect them from their own idiocy.
Very astute of you to notice. This is the second trojan horse to make the news. Both have required administrator permission to install legitimately (because macs have prompted administrator password before installing programs for years before Windows came out with UAC). It's all well and good to have fun at Apple's expense, but they can't be realistically expected to protect people from themselves. We still get trojan horse virii in my office from people who click on something that looks legitimate, and I've lost quite a few afternoons to fake Windows Security notices.