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New potential malware could open a back door to your Mac

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by lotuseclat79, Apr 19, 2010.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    New potential malware could open a back door to your Mac.

    Computer anti-malware firm Intego has identified a new variant of malware for Mac OS X, dubbed HellRTS.D. When installed on your machine, it opens a backdoor that lets hackers take control of your machine without your knowledge.
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    Naturally, Intego's VirusBarrier X6 can identify and eliminate the malware if it does make it into the wild and somehow ends up on your machine.


    -- Tom
     
  2. Mumbodog

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    I though MACs could not get viruses


    :rolleyes:

    its only a matter of time.
     
  3. tomdkat

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    It's not that they "can't" (as in EVER) but that it's more difficult, especially considering the non-social engineering oriented attacks Windows users have dealt with for years.

    These days, if you're asked for permission to install malware (either knowingly or not) and you grant permission, your system will be infected, end of story. :)

    Peace...
     
  4. Mumbodog

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    I was being a bit sarcastic....

    malware can be written for anything..

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    Can malware be written for me? If so, how would it get installed? :)

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