Trend Micro Report: 2 New Malware for OS X

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by kili-kili power, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. kili-kili power

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    Two new malware for Mac OS X were recently discovered. Even though there are indeed relatively fewer Mac malware compared with Windows, many Mac users who still believe they are somehow magically immune from attacks may run the risk of encountering any of these two.

    One of the newest Mac OS X malware, a Trojan detected as OSX_RSPLUG.C may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites. The said websites encourage users to download a software that is needed to play a promised hardcore pornographic video, which is actually a Trojan that renders your computer easy prey to hackers. It arrives as a .DMG file and contains a .PKG file. When executed, it displays the following GUI installation window:

    read more here

    http://blog.trendmicro.com/not-one-but-two-new-os-x-malware/#ixzz0IfarRfSA&D
     
  2. rafaelc378

    rafaelc378 Active Member

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    In other words, play your porn on VLC, Quicktime, or any other well known Media Software. ;)
     
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    Nice share :D

    I'm a Trender pero I just read it this morning. I remembered kasi a colleague was bugging me to run through the test scripts for the to be released Internet Security for Mac :p
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    time to break out the Trojans ;).........mmm........opendns filtered to maximum is the best defense against these drive-by malwares.......
     
  5. esm

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    raypin... can you explain in lay man's terms?
     
  6. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    fire up your safari and go to www.opendns.com. There are instructions on how to alter your computer's dns setting. Search philmug for opendns. It has been extensively discussed. Once you've registered (opendns), you can use their filtering setting and keep out porn sites automatically when you're browsing (its brings up a redirect screen). By and large, porn sites are loaded with all sort of malwares. I'm using opendns on my peecee and my MBA.

    As for Trojans, its a U.S. brand of condoms ;)
     
  7. nismo

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    Nice one sir!
     
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    yup, wise words. haha
     
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    And on other news, Microsoft announced that 2,360,0234,9583 new trojans, viruses and other malware discovered today for all versions of Windows. According to a Microsoft spokesman, "We are currently working on a fix and will be included for free in the upcoming exciting new Windows 7." :)
     

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