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[3]: hmm
by FealDorf on Sat 18th Apr 2009 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hmm"
FealDorf
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2008-01-07

@lqsh: In majority of those "windows...." cases it's through cracked software; and not updating their OSes...

Edited 2009-04-18 14:28 UTC

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RE[4]: hmm
by lqsh on Sat 18th Apr 2009 14:47 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm"
lqsh Member since:
2007-01-01

@lqsh: In majority of those "windows...." cases it's through cracked software; and not updating their OSes...


Guess I better tell my grandparents to stop downloading all those warez then ;)

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RE[5]: hmm
by FealDorf on Sat 18th Apr 2009 14:51 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm"
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

so majority of windows' users are grandparents?
EDIT: and they're updating the OS too?

Edited 2009-04-18 14:53 UTC

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RE[5]: hmm
by PlatformAgnostic on Sat 18th Apr 2009 20:42 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm"
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2006-01-02

He missed a grandparent-friendly case:

"Please click on this link to view an animated ecard program sent by your grandson!" *trojaned*

In contradiction to a previous poster's comment, more like 80-90% of Windows badware exploits no vulnerability in the OS. Most of the rest are developed after the patch was released via reverse-engineering.

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