Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 17:52 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Intego has discovered a new Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, which is currently circulating in copies of Apple's iWork 09 found on BitTorrent trackers and other sites containing links to pirated software. The version of iWork 09, Apple's productivity suite, are complete and functional, but the installer contains an additional package called iWorkServices.pkg." Update: A new variant has been discovered in a pirated version of Adobe Photoshop CS4, also information about one target of a DDOS attack coming from the trojan.
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Let me put it like this:

The typical cracked Linux machine is a Server, and it is usually manually cracked.

The typical cracked Windows machine is a desktop, and it is usually cracked by a self-spreading worm, virus, whatever.

Not really. Not really my SSH* and ModSecurity logs show lots of attempts at automated hacking and I know that lots of Linux servers don't have application firewalls like ModSecurity (I didn't till my server was cracked) and don't have any measures in place to thwart dictionary attack on SSH.

*note to self, must configure my firewall better so that these attacks don't even get as far as SSH.

In reference to the article :
> It's merely a matter of those with malicious intent
> measuring the profit that can be made (monetary or
> otherwise) from their exploits.

Admittedly there are many more Windows and Mac OS desktops out there, that doesn't mean that Linux exploits aren't "profitable". Your typical Windows or Mac desktop will be on connection with between 0.25 and 1Mb upstream, a Linux server might be on a 100Mb connection. When mine was compromised (a flaw in Mambo) a few years ago, the trojan used about half a terabyte of "bandwidth" in a couple of days (at £1 a Gigabyte).

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