Macs Attacked Via Porn

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You thought your Mac was safe? It is – relatively – but not absolutely, as more malware to attacks Macs is coming into play.
The latest entrants are OSX/Tored-A – an updated version of the Mac OS Tored worm – and a Trojan called OSX/Jahlav-C, both of which have been discovered on popular porn sites.

Users are as to download a "missing Video ActiveX Object" – which of course turns out to be a virus.

Graham Cluley, a security expert with anti-virus firm Sophos, told the BBC:

"There is a lot less malware on Mac than for Windows, so Mac users sometimes feel invincible."

"Apple have marketed their system on the line of ‘you won’t suffer spyware like you would on Windows’ and that has reinforced people’s attitudes.

"And one thing we do know is that you are less likely to be running anti-virus software on a Mac than on a PC."

According to Sophos, OSX/Jahlav-C updates a previous version af Jahlev that offered fake antivirus software and "uses http to communicate with a remote website and download code supplied by the attacker."

"At the moment the virus is not managing to get that [fake antivirus software] program, but because it is going to a site controlled by hackers, they can change it to download whatever they want."

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