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+ - Social Networking Trojan Affecting OSX-> 1

Submitted by Hyppy
Hyppy writes: Ars Technica is reporting that "A new trojan horse has cropped up that affects Mac OS X (and Windows as well), primarily disguised as a video flitting around social networking sites. When users click an infected link, a Java applet is launched that downloads multiple files, including an installer that runs automatically without users' knowledge. The Trojan, dubbed trojan.osx.boonana.a by security firm SecureMac, appears as a message on social networking sites such as Facebook [...] and install[s] a program that can bypass the usual password verification OS X requires for installation."
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Social Networking Trojan Affecting OSX

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  • Stop using social networking sites. After all the reports of viruses, malware, etc... you think we would be smart enough to leave it well alone and actually go outside and have some REAL human interaction.

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