homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

Forum Home Post A Reply

my profile | directory login | | search | faq | forum home


» The Geek Culture Forums! » News, Reviews, Views! » Your News! » Mac Trojan Horse Discovered... » Post A Reply


Post A Reply
Login Name:
Password (max 13 characters):
Message Icon: Icon 1     Icon 2     Icon 3     Icon 4     Icon 5     Icon 6     Icon 7    
Icon 8     Icon 9     Icon 10     Icon 11     Icon 12     Icon 13     Icon 14    
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code™ is enabled.

 

Instant Graemlins Instant UBB Code™
Smile   Frown   Embarrassed   Big Grin   Wink   Razz  
Cool   Roll Eyes   Mad   Eek!   Confused   Happytears  
blush   Beard of Peter Gabriel!   crazy   tired   ohwell   evil  
shake head   cry baby   hearts   weep   devil wand   thumbsup  
thumbsdown   Geek   Applause   Angel   Envy    
Insert URL Hyperlink - UBB Code™   Insert Email Address - UBB Code™
Bold - UBB Code™   Italics - UBB Code™
Quote - UBB Code™   Code Tag - UBB Code™
List Start - UBB Code™   List Item - UBB Code™
List End - UBB Code™   Image - UBB Code™

What is UBB Code™?
Options


Disable Graemlins in this post.


 


T O P I C     R E V I E W
macmcseboy
Member # 1232
 - posted May 12, 2004 12:34
A mac specific trojan has been discovered, follow the link to find outhow to detect it and remove it.

http://www.intego.com/news/pr43.html
 
Jace Raven
Member # 2444
 - posted May 12, 2004 12:49
It figures that this article contains the word "Microsoft".
 
Stereo
Member # 748
 - posted May 12, 2004 13:08
According to maccentral, not that much of a trojan than an AppleScript under disguise. The guy who found it on Limewire (supposedly) thought it was a public beta of Office. (Yeah, of COURSE Microsoft distributes valid software on limewire. Idiot/liar.) One has to download it and run it to have one's home folder permanently deleted. I'd rather call the whole thing an anti-piracy trick. [Wink] [Razz] [evil]
 
Allan
Member # 1717
 - posted May 12, 2004 13:17
quote:
Originally posted by Stereo:
According to maccentral, not that much of a trojan than an AppleScript under disguise. The guy who found it on Limewire (supposedly) thought it was a public beta of Office. (Yeah, of COURSE Microsoft distributes valid software on limewire. Idiot/liar.) One has to download it and run it to have one's home folder permanently deleted. I'd rather call the whole thing an anti-piracy trick. [Wink] [Razz] [evil]

Yeah, that bloke deserves a heafty LARTing for being soooo stoopid.
 
Jace Raven
Member # 2444
 - posted May 12, 2004 13:20
Maybe Microsoft is turning over a new leaf

<random fact> Rapper Vanilla Ice has a leaf tattoo on his butt because he says that he is turning over a new one and wanted something to remind him of his new way of life </fact>

Going with the GNU GPL License and is beginning to release its software to the public...
 
Titanium Warrior
Member # 1885
 - posted May 12, 2004 23:12
How ironic.... I just came back from the movie Troy and came across this Trojan warning..... If you could get 'Helen' downloaded into my computer I wouldn't complain ; )

Cheers
TiW
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted May 13, 2004 00:17
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
<random fact> Rapper Vanilla Ice has a leaf tattoo on his butt because he says that he is turning over a new one and wanted something to remind him of his new way of life </fact>

How often does one see ones own rear-end?
 
csk
Member # 1941
 - posted May 13, 2004 00:54
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
<random fact> Rapper Vanilla Ice has a leaf tattoo on his butt because he says that he is turning over a new one and wanted something to remind him of his new way of life </fact>

How often does one see ones own rear-end?
Depends on the circumstances, I guess. Perhaps Mr Ice is batting for the other side, and has more opportunity than most?

/not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
Number 2608
Member # 2608
 - posted May 13, 2004 01:26
quote:
From Intego's news article:

This Trojan horse highlights a serious weakness with Mac OS X. Since it is built on a Unix foundation, it can run powerful commands very easily. These commands can delete or damage a user's files with no warning, and AppleScript offers no protection against malicious commands.

Phew. Glad it is all the fault of OS X/Unix. So Windows must be safe from weak ineffectual DOS commands.....Hang on, it just took me two minutes to write a .bat file that does exactly the same thing.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted May 13, 2004 05:00
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
<random fact> Rapper Vanilla Ice has a leaf tattoo on his butt because he says that he is turning over a new one and wanted something to remind him of his new way of life </fact>

How often does one see ones own rear-end?
Probably as often as they stick a branch up it, replete with complementary leaves?
 
The Famous Druid
Member # 1769
 - posted May 13, 2004 05:56
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
<random fact> Rapper Vanilla Ice has a leaf tattoo on his butt because he says that he is turning over a new one and wanted something to remind him of his new way of life </fact>

How often does one see ones own rear-end?
Probably as often as they stick a branch up it, replete with complementary leaves?
Vanilla Ice is in an Iraqi prison ????
 
fishd
Member # 2416
 - posted May 13, 2004 07:06
quote:
Originally posted by Number 2608:
Hang on, it just took me two minutes to write a .bat file that does exactly the same thing.

Ah, but did you get the icon to look authentic? That appears to be the important thing here, how could it possibly be malware if the icon looks ok ??? [shake head]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted May 13, 2004 09:46
quote:
Originally posted by fishd:
quote:
Originally posted by Number 2608:
Hang on, it just took me two minutes to write a .bat file that does exactly the same thing.

Ah, but did you get the icon to look authentic? That appears to be the important thing here, how could it possibly be malware if the icon looks ok ??? [shake head]
I won't say how easy it would be to work around that...as I'm a white hat [Smile] .
 
hey-U
Member # 2128
 - posted May 13, 2004 12:06
will a .bat file run on a Mac?
/iggerant
 
Jace Raven
Member # 2444
 - posted May 13, 2004 12:51
I dont think it will. I thought it was specific to Windows dos.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted May 13, 2004 13:37
quote:
Originally posted by fishd:
quote:
Originally posted by Number 2608:
Hang on, it just took me two minutes to write a .bat file that does exactly the same thing.

Ah, but did you get the icon to look authentic? That appears to be the important thing here, how could it possibly be malware if the icon looks ok ??? [shake head]
Oh, whoops, I'm sorry, I answered that question improperly the last time:
Correct answer: "Because lots of Windows users are very, very stupid, and will click anything they're offered. I mean, seriously dude, it's free - why would you not install free software man? [said with tongue planted firmly in cheek]"
 
hey-U
Member # 2128
 - posted May 13, 2004 13:47
I've been out and about on that interweb thing and there are some strange and fiery places out there...

Which is possibly why GC suddenly starts to feel like home?

mehhh...

DM97, you are a very witty fella - but I guess you prolly already knew that...

L8R d00dz
[Wink]
 
GMx
Member # 1523
 - posted May 13, 2004 14:33
The file is only 133k, which should be a tipoff that it isn't a Microsoft product. [Big Grin]
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted May 13, 2004 14:53
quote:
Originally posted by hey-U:
I've been out and about on that interweb thing and there are some strange and fiery places out there...

Which is possibly why GC suddenly starts to feel like home?

mehhh...

DM97, you are a very witty fella - but I guess you prolly already knew that...

L8R d00dz
[Wink]

Perhaps, and the sad thing is, I really didn't want to put that square bracketed disclaimer in there, but feared the flames that might ensue when people who can't recognize when I'm being just a tad flip. Hell, I wouldn't be around the people I hang around if they couldn't deal with it [Wink] . One of my friends occasionally has to do translation for another friend of mine, though [Razz] .

Me [with a grave tone]: So, blah-blah-blah, something not so great (or really cool happened).
Friend 2: Really, the so-and-so happened?
Friend 1: (said as she just about nudges/slaps the person): Nah, not really.
 
Jace Raven
Member # 2444
 - posted May 13, 2004 15:18
Great dialogue, I was so intrigued.
 
dragonman97
Member # 780
 - posted May 13, 2004 15:40
quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
Great dialogue, I was so intrigued.

Naturally, because I'm just that cool.
 




Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2018 Geek Culture

Powered by Infopop Corporation
UBB.classicTM 6.4.0



homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam