I've just been SLIMED! I feel so filthy… Just had a 'rogueware' experience in Safari. I was searching for an image of Otto the inflatable autopilot from Airplane (don't ask). When I clicked on the image Safari launched new tab and downloaded a zip file! I immediately quit Safari and cleared my history and the files from my download folder.
It was scary however and a 'normal' user could be very easily convinced! must go for a shower… uurgh!
From Macworld "A security firm that specializes in Mac software called the move "a very big step forward" for malware makers targeting Apple's users.
Phony antivirus software, dubbed "rogueware" by security experts, has long plagued people running Microsoft Windows, but this is the first time scammers have targeted the Mac with a sophisticated, professional-looking security application, said Peter James, a spokesman for Intego, a Mac-only antivirus company headquartered in France.
"This is indeed a very big step forward for Mac malware," said James.
Post by millstonebarn on May 15, 2011 18:42:11 GMT
Yup, I did the same. I haven't noticed any performance hit, and I know at least the scanning engine works as it discovered something I've been deliberately holding onto in my email from years ago (I can't remember what now - a key logger or something similar).
Whilst I believe the risk is fairly low on OS X at the moment, and I'm a fairly savvy user, I've decided the additional belt 'n braces layer of protection is doing no harm.
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