TECH OMG Mac OS X malware!!

Raider007

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Aug 26, 2002
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The fake antivirus software calls itself "MAC Defender," perhaps the first hint that it should not be trusted (Apple makes "Macs," not "MACs"). Those behind the malware used SEO poisoning to make links to the software show up at the top of search results in Google and other search engines. Clicking the links that show up in search results brings up a fake Windows screen that tells the user a virus has been "detected," another clue that something is fishy. JavaScript code then automatically downloads a zipped installer for MAC Defender.

If the "Open 'safe' files after downloading" option is turned on in Safari, the installer will be unzipped and run. Since the installer requires a user password, it won't install without user interaction. However, inexperienced users may be fooled into thinking the software is legitimate.

pretty lame...
 
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