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. .Something about a Trojan Lion virus -->

topic posted Sat, April 7, 2012 - 10:59 PM by  St0shEr
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www.bbc.co.uk/news/scienc...ent-17623422
^^ the description ^
support.apple.com/kb/HT5228
^^ the fix ^^
www.f-secure.com/v-descs/t...ck_i.shtml
^^ more info ^^
Has to do w/ flash and java . The spinning watch hand is an early ca. 1 9 8 4 Mac + javascript . The Trojan nothing to do with that :)
' Member the old Easter eggs in MS Word 4.0 for Macs ® n e one ? They were kinda' cool . ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East...t_products
Happy Easter :D
h t h /s, Steve
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  • Please don't fall for the myth that Macs don't need anti-virus software / hardware.
    The only reason iOS hasn't been more of a target until now is the limited userbase.

    As the userbase explodes so will the virii.
    The best part is you will never know a good hacker is there!

    I have a few command line snippets that could completely destroy your Mac... All I need to do is get them run on your machine.
    • No one has ever stated that Macs were immune to viruses or Trojans, just that such things don't pervade our computers because the security design of UNIX is drastically better than Windows. The argument about market share is the kind of bullshit that Windows folks like to bandy about, claiming it isn't worth the time and effort. If we were talking about 1,000 computers, sure the argument makes some degree of sense. But there are around 1 billion computers in use in the world today and approximately 14% of those are Macs, nearly all of which are NOT running third party antivirus software. That's 140 million seemingly vulnerable computers. That's somehow not a worthwhile target? I ain't buyin' it.

      Yes, there have been a couple somewhat recent attacks on Macs, but what they truly demonstrated was that Apple needs to get off its ass when it comes to shipping updates to known security flaws, such as the one in Java, discovered several months before it was exploited on the Mac.

      Can the Mac be vulnerable? Sure, there's no such thing as a truly secure system. (Just ask Iran about their airgap experience with Stuxnet.) But the best place to start is with a well-design operating system. And that's what the Mac is. It's not impenetrable; it's well-designed. I'm sure there will be more attempts to exploit Macs in the future. But they, too, will be stopped.

      Incidentally, if you followed the Mac virus news back when MacDefender and its variants came around you'd know that the virus was smart enough to know when it was beaten. I didn't have to worry about checking any of my machines because the virus would delete itself if it saw Little Snitch — ObDev's fantastic reverse firewall — running on the computer. It it knew there was no way to get around it.

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