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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RE[2]: We told you so
by BluenoseJake on Sat 21st May 2011 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE: We told you so"
BluenoseJake
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2005-08-11

They get installed as the current user if you are not an administrator, just delete the account, and you are good to go, just like in Unix.

It's only when you are running as admin do they get access to the entire machine.

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