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Jehanzeb 01-23-2009 05:11 AM

iWork '09 trojan infects at least 20,000 machines?
 
by Joseph L. Flatley, posted Jan 22nd 2009 at 5:14PM
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Quite a number of no-goodniks who thought they'd save a few bucks by downloading a pirated version of iWork '09 have gotten more than they'd bargained for -- in the form of a Trojan Horse called OSX.Trojan.iServices.A. This guy installs itself in the computer's startup as root, and once in place it can connect to a remote server and broadcast its location, allowing malicious users to take charge of the machine remotely.

And since it has root access to the OS, the trojan can not only install additional components but can also modify existing apps, making this thing extremely difficult to remove. According to a white paper released by Intego, at least 20,000 people may have downloaded the infected software -- which they'll get around to installing as soon as they finish those episodes of Celebrity Rehab they grabbed at the same time.

[Via Macworld]

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TaMMa89 01-23-2009 02:42 PM

Huh :shock:. I tend to load quite a lot of stuff on Internet. Luckily I haven't loaded this one - but it reminds that it should be pretty careful when loading stuff on there.

shmurmer4 01-23-2009 11:57 PM

Haha. Arrrr.

Nothing wrong with trying before buying. As long as you buy it if you like it.

Sounds like this has almost the same effect as that stupid Antivirus 2008 & 2009 crap.. stuff was ridiculous.

Jehanzeb 01-24-2009 06:54 AM

Hahaha Yep that Antivirus 2008 and 2009 crap is pretty annoying and very annoying to get rid of.

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