Security

Trojan targets Apple Macs

Internet security firm Intego reported a Trojan that lures Mac users by masquerading as a codec download.

Internet security firm Intego reported a Trojan that lures Mac users by masquerading as a codec download.

An excerpt from PC World:

"This is definitely the first fake codec for the Mac," says Alex Eckelberry, CEO of antispyware company Sunbelt Software. "There are a lot of these for Windows, and they use social-engineering tactics to get someone to download it. This one, the first for the Mac, changes the desktop DNS to hijack it and redirect the user to various sites."

The Trojan was found at several pornography Web sites. Oftentimes, the absence of malware for Apple Macs was attributed to the lack of sufficient demographics and often on the Unix roots of Apple's OS. Not to also mention that the Apple OS X gadget space now includes the iPod touch and the iPhones.

More information:

Is this the beginning of Apple's troubles with malware?

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