Watch out for malware with those pretty Mac screensavers

Watch out for dangerous malware bundled with some free Mac screensavers. Read more to get the details on the threat and what it does.

Dancho Danchev reports in the Zero Day blog on ZDNet that dangerous malware is included with some free Mac screensavers available at Intego researchers have identified the malware as the OSX/OpinionSpy spyware.

In a nutshell, "it injects code, without user intervention, into Safari, Firefox and iChat, and copies personal data from these applications."  It then regularly sends the information, such as e-mail addresses, iChat message headers, and URLs to a number of servers.

You can get the full details both in the ZDNet blog above or from the Mac Security blog.

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