Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Mac OS X "[Last week], we reported on a Trojan horse for Mac OS X that is just like the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in that it is mostly harmless. A new vulnerability targeted at Apple's home-grown web browser, Safari, is another matter entirely. A German security firm appears to have been the first to discover the Safari flaw, which allows for shell scripts to be executed after clicking a link."
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RE[2]: Second new worm for MAC
by ColdZero on Tue 21st Feb 2006 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Second new worm for MAC"
ColdZero
Member since:
2006-02-21

I'm going to guess not many people care about rm -rf / but would be more concered with rf -rf ~/ which would be far more devestating than having to do a reinstall. Oh and it doesn't require any authentication.

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RE[3]: Second new worm for MAC
by el3ktro on Tue 21st Feb 2006 20:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Second new worm for MAC"
el3ktro Member since:
2006-01-10

I agree, but this is not at all a Linux problem, you can do the same in Windows. Against such attacks the only things that really help are regular backups, a thing which many people don't do, well I do it daily, and it really makes me sleep better.

Tom

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RE[4]: Second new worm for MAC
by kmarius on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 07:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Second new worm for MAC"
kmarius Member since:
2005-06-30

There are two problems when trojans are allowed to execute.

1. Deleting all your personal files

2. Using your computer as a part of a zombie-network, attacking computers and sending spams.

The solution to the first problem, is good backup software. But the second problem is much harder to fix.

Edited 2006-02-22 07:48

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RE[3]: Second new worm for MAC
by mallard on Tue 21st Feb 2006 21:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Second new worm for MAC"
mallard Member since:
2006-01-06

Bah, we could all put a dummy rm binary that always asks for confirmation in ~/bin... That would stop them.
</sarcasm>

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