Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 18:01 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Bugs & Viruses Mac Antivirus developer Intego might have stumbled across an OS X specific virus being offered for auction that targets a previously unknown ZIP archive vulnerability. From Intego's posting, it appears that an enterprising auctioneer seems determined to make sure that his name is one that is not forgotten when it comes to Apple security, claiming that his exploit is a poisoned ZIP archive that will "KO the system and Hard Drive" when unarchived.
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RE[2]: *shrugs*
by MobyTurbo on Thu 24th Jul 2008 22:56 UTC in reply to "RE: *shrugs*"
MobyTurbo
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And what about sites, that are/were reputable, but got pwnd and spead virii without knowing it? Sure it's an exception, but not so rare it could be neglected.


That's not rare at all, hundreds of thousands of sites are like that from one recent MSSQL injection attack alone. Another possibility are infected ad-banners. Otherwise "reputable" ad banner networks, such as doubleclick, sell towards the end of the month when commission pressure is high, some malware-spreading ad banners that appear on reputable sites.

Edited 2008-07-24 22:58 UTC

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