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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RE: Another trojan:
by geopapl on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:19 UTC in reply to "Another trojan:"
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2005-11-27

OMG, I run this script on my OpenBSD server (I wanted to receive free stuff) and it deleted everything!

Even OpenBSD is vulnerable!

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