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Mac Trojan masquerades as a QuickTime update

updated 03:25 pm EDT, Tue August 11, 2009

Mac Trojan spotted

TrendMicro has spotted another Domain Naming System (DNS) Trojan targeting Mac systems. The malware, known as OSX/Jahlav-D, masquerades as a MacCinema Installer. Users are prompted to update QuickTime Player by downloading a QuickTimeUpdate.dmg file.

The Trojan affects systems in the same was as its predecessor, OSX/Jahlav-C, which was spotted in June. Most encounters involve websites hosting video content. Once infected, the malware allows a user's web traffic to be diverted to malicious locations such as phishing sites.

To avoid infection, users are advised to avoid downloading or installing Mac software updates from sources other than Apple.




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  1. macboyrules

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    "Video Sites" =

    p*** sites, which has become the domain of the Mac OS X Trojan. You reap what you sow I guess. For the one millionth time, if it says you need to install a "plug-in" or "update" to see Anjolina naked, you don't. You just need to google better . . . it's "Anjelina".

  1. macnorway2000

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Actually...

    ...it's "Angelina"...

  1. lkrupp

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Clicking is bad for you!

    "To avoid infection, users are advised to avoid downloading or installing Mac software updates from sources other than Apple."

    Ya think?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: Actually

    Do the google search, and you will find more "questionable" images with "Anjelina" than with her real name "Angelina". Sad commentary on our society today I'm afraid . . .

    What's the sad commentary? That people on the internet are 'bad spellers'? That way too many people are into checking out pictures of a so-so looking actress? Or that you just admitted that you already knew searching on the wrong name gave out more hits?

  1. chirpy22

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: testudo

    "That people on the internet are 'bad spellers'?"

    Yes. In fact, there is a spelling error in the very article above...

    "The Trojan affects systems in the same was as its predecessor,..."

    was should be way

    Though, I suppose a spell checker would not flag that. Then it comes down to MacNN proofreading their material before posting it, doesn't it? Of course, we all know how often they do that.

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