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New Variant Of Mac Trojan Horse

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New Variant of Mac Trojan Horse

Jan 26, 2009 "A new report from Intego shows that the trojan discovered last week in pirated copies of Apple's iWork 09 has been revamped and repackaged into pirated copies of Adobe Photoshop CS4 for the Mac. The new trojan, dubbed OSX.Trojan.iServices.B, is found bundled with copies of Adobe Photoshop CS4 that are available for download from BitTorrent trackers and direct download warez sites.

This time the actual installer for Photoshop is clean, however the trojan is found as a software cracking application that promises to generate activation codes for the program. The cracking program is run on the promise that it will allow Photoshop to be used and asks for the user's administrator password, launching a backdoor with root privileges. "

Heise security for full details: http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/New...e--/news/112490

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almost all pirated software contains Trojans.. This is not new and any one who uses pirated software deserves to get in trouble

This is not a OS security problem, the user installed it.. they only way to stop this is to not allow users to install software.. at all.

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almost all pirated software contains Trojans.. This is not new and any one who uses pirated software deserves to get in trouble

This is not a OS security problem, the user installed it.. they only way to stop this is to not allow users to install software.. at all.

Well-said iccaros. The only way to activate a trojan or malware as a user in OS X is to install the software. As long as you're not running in admin mode in Unix (which is a really stupid thing to do) you are for the most part safe in Unix/Linux/OS X. Running as a regular user you will be prompted for the root password to install software. So if you install software from trusted sources, keep your Unix system patched and up to date with the latest security fixes you are in good shape.

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Hello all I'm a new user in mac and should I create another account? Is that the right way to do it?

Thanks

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Agree, but just to add even if you run as a administrator you will still get prompted to type your password to install.

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Hello all I'm a new user in mac and should I create another account? Is that the right way to do it?

Thanks

Yes it's always good idea to do day to day task in a non-admin account. Also having multiple accounts will help if you ever need to do troubleshooting.

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Having several accounts is also a great idea if you want to use multiple ipods on the same macbook. My wife and daughter are able to synchronize their two ipods on the same macbook.

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You can use multiple ipods with the same itunes in the same account but you have to rename the ipod when you first set it up.

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