Friday, October 21, 2011

Mac Virus

I realize they are technically just Trojans at this point, but the level of sophistication is coming for the Mac and their "don't need anti-virus" smug motherfuckers.  The viruses on PC started out very rudimentary, and by default computers where very trusting (hi smb protocol), it sure is a good thing that Mac software devs had the example of Microsoft to learn from.  They wouldn't ever develop a very promiscuous and trusting protocol to install with every Mac, (looking at you bonjour, also I was being sarcastic if that was missed.).

The link says it all, but the new iteration of a Mac Trojan is disabling the security update funcion on Macs after it is installed.  The malware deletes itself if a piece of software that sounds a lot like anti-virus is detected.

Just keep gaining market share there mac, wait and see what the harsh spotlight really feels like.

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for this information!

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  2. I've always hated bonjour

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  3. Yeah, more and more people use a mac... so it makes sense virusses are coming to mac too.

    I wonder... is there an iPhone virus already?

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  4. No one is safe from Virusses!

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  5. That's why you have to browse smart... i have scripts/flash/hmtl5 on prompt so i don't get blindsided.

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  6. yeah, people are going to get owned eventually

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  8. Now Macs are just as shitty as a PC except they cost 5 times more. Great work Apple!

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  9. Damn it! I hate all of these stupid computer viruses. Maybe if my dinosaur of a mac keeps running I'll be immune because I've got all of the old OS anyway.

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