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[6]: Deserved
by jaboua on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:45 UTC
jaboua
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2005-09-08

I've tried it on my mom's box for a time - sygate personal firewall (windows firewall is a joke IMO) + restricted account worked a lot better regarding viruses and such. But it doesn't solve everything - without the admin privileges, a lot of software won't work, for example the software for our DV videocamera...

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