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Submission + - Mac Trojan prowls porn sites->

Cludge writes: "As evidence that malware writers are taking more interest in Macs, a new Trojan has been spotted on porn sites. The trojan changes the Mac's DNS (Domain Name System) settings to redirect users to alternate or spoofed sites. From the article:

"The whole Trojan is relatively simple and works almost exactly the same as its brother for Windows," said Bojan Zdrnja, an analyst at Internet Storm Center (ISC) in a warning posted early Thursday. The DNSChanger exploit is well-known to Windows Trojan watchers. The bad guys are taking Mac seriously now," Zdrnja added. "This is a professional attempt at attacking Mac systems, and they could have been much more damaging.""

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Submission + - Captchas Thwarted By Striptease->

BinarySkies writes: "A new virus seems to have popped up which may push Internet scammers to the folds of what most would consider 'questionable tactics'. The virus spawns a "buxom, beautiful blonde" who creatively promises a progressive striptease for every word typed correctly. The catch? Each word is actually a captcha box, presumably from another website. Is this a new way for scammers to stay ahead of security? Seems more like a socially engineered human SETI@Home project."
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