Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 22nd Jan 2009 17:52 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "Intego has discovered a new Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, which is currently circulating in copies of Apple's iWork 09 found on BitTorrent trackers and other sites containing links to pirated software. The version of iWork 09, Apple's productivity suite, are complete and functional, but the installer contains an additional package called iWorkServices.pkg." Update: A new variant has been discovered in a pirated version of Adobe Photoshop CS4, also information about one target of a DDOS attack coming from the trojan.
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RE[3]: I blame Apple
by pcunite on Sat 24th Jan 2009 03:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I blame Apple"
pcunite
Member since:
2008-08-26

Mac Applications are self contained bundles. All the libraries that they need are either statically linked or bundled together with the app. That's essentially what the .App bundles are. This is also why installing applications do not require root priviledges since they are not modifying any system directories.


This is very dangerous then. I have my Windows XP system configured in such a way that an executable can not both read and write from the same directories. In other words email me a virus and it won't execute. Viruses simply do not run under my username. NO exe can run under any directory that I can write to. When folks and PC bloggers figure out SRS policy you will realize how safe Windows XP has been since Service Pack 2.

Edited 2009-01-24 03:23 UTC

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RE[4]: I blame Apple
by MysterMask on Sat 24th Jan 2009 08:25 in reply to "RE[3]: I blame Apple"
MysterMask Member since:
2005-07-12


This is very dangerous then.

No it isn't. launchd is in control..


how safe Windows XP has been since Service Pack 2.

No, it isn't neither. Several security wholes demonstrated that this is not true.

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RE[5]: I blame Apple
by pcunite on Mon 26th Jan 2009 17:05 in reply to "RE[4]: I blame Apple"
pcunite Member since:
2008-08-26

" This is very dangerous then.
No it isn't. launchd is in control..
how safe Windows XP has been since Service Pack 2.
No, it isn't neither. Several security wholes demonstrated that this is not true.
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The premise of SRS is SECURE, whether you say it is or not. The fact that bugs have been found and fixed do not make the blind faith in MAC's implementation of security any better.

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RE[4]: I blame Apple
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 24th Jan 2009 15:57 in reply to "RE[3]: I blame Apple"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

When folks and PC bloggers figure out SRS policy you will realize how safe Windows XP has been since Service Pack 2.


That would certainly be nice, although I won't be holding my breath expecting it. Even as far back as Win2k, you could have reasonably-secure system just by running it with a normal user-level account - but from experience, even that is more hassle than most non-technical home users are willing to put up with.

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