Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Mar 2011 00:28 UTC
Mac OS X It's sad to see that even after all these years, we still have to write articles like this one. It's all over the web right now: a new backdoor Mac OS X trojan discovered! Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware! Until, of course, you actually take a look at what's going on, and see that not only is it not in the wild, it can't really do anything because it's a beta.
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RE: Maybe I'm crazy...
by mrstep on Tue 1st Mar 2011 20:22 UTC in reply to "Maybe I'm crazy..."
mrstep
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root gives you EVERY users data. If you (as in this case) install a Trojan, there's nothing that will protect you. though you still have to give it root access yourself.

It's like the one that was bundled in a pirated version of iWork - if you decide to trust stuff that may have been modified and run it, it has access to your files. Worry more if it has root access though, since that's the point where you've really lost control of the machine.

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