Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A little over two weeks have passed since the appearance of MAC Defender, the fake AV solution targeting Mac users. And seeing that the approach had considerable success, it can hardly come as a surprise that attackers chose to replicate it. This time, the name of the rogue AV is Mac Protector, and the downloaded Trojan contains two additional packages. As with MAC Defender, the application requires root privileges to get installed, so the user is asked to enter the password."
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Can't get excited
by fretinator on Thu 19th May 2011 13:36 UTC
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2005-07-06

I can't get excited about a "virus" that requires you to enter the administrator password to install. If you download stuff from web pages, and enter the root/administrator password when it wants to install, there is no good protection for you. And that is true on Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD, etc.

As Forest's momma used to say, "Stupid is as stupid does."

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