Linked by HAL2001 on Thu 19th May 2011 12:10 UTC
Privacy, Security, Encryption "A little over two weeks have passed since the appearance of MAC Defender, the fake AV solution targeting Mac users. And seeing that the approach had considerable success, it can hardly come as a surprise that attackers chose to replicate it. This time, the name of the rogue AV is Mac Protector, and the downloaded Trojan contains two additional packages. As with MAC Defender, the application requires root privileges to get installed, so the user is asked to enter the password."
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RE[2]: Can't get excited
by fretinator on Thu 19th May 2011 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Can't get excited"
fretinator
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2005-07-06

The key is - did I download something on purpose and CHOOSE to install. Then I will grant it privilege. If you don't know why something is asking for your password, just say no. If you are unsure, say no. Only say yes when YOU have chosen to install something. Even with Windows update, I have it set to notify me when updates are ready, I review the updates, and only then do I CHOOSE to install them. When it asks for my permission, I know why.

The bottom line, is when you don't know why something is asking for permission, just say no. It was good enough for Nancy, it good enough for me.

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