Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 09:27 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the Mac trojan that we reported about earlier this year? A trojan was found piggybacking on the back of copies of iWork and Photoshop CS4 found on warez sites and networks, and it would install itself after the user had entered his or her administrator password during the software's installation. This trojan didn't seem like much of a threat back then, but as it turns out, it's now in use in the first Macintosh botnet.
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RE: A little sobering
by liber on Sat 18th Apr 2009 10:22 UTC in reply to "A little sobering"
liber
Member since:
2008-10-26

The problem is not that they are punished because the pirate software (most of them probably won't notice). The problem is that we that do not pirate are punished. A friend of mine says his mailserver receives 17 times more spam than "real mail". The botnets are to blame.

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RE[2]: A little sobering
by lemur2 on Sat 18th Apr 2009 15:19 in reply to "RE: A little sobering"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The problem is not that they are punished because the pirate software (most of them probably won't notice). The problem is that we that do not pirate are punished. A friend of mine says his mailserver receives 17 times more spam than "real mail". The botnets are to blame.


It wasn't a virus in this case, but a trojan.

Trojans are a potential problem for any system where the end users routinely install downloaded closed-source applications.

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RE[3]: A little sobering
by google_ninja on Sat 18th Apr 2009 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: A little sobering"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

or open source ones and don't read the source code.

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