Monday, November 24, 2008

Mac OS X targeted by Trojan

I switched to a Mac computer because there is very little malware for it. Malware is a catchall term for viruses, Trojans, spyware, Blue Meanies and all sorts of nasty stuff that can get on your computer and make you sad.

But lately, we've been seeing more articles like this one from ZDNet; Mac OS X targeted by Trojan and backdoor tool. According to the article, this bad guy is found on adult websites, posing as a program needed to play video files. (This technique is used to trick the user into downloading and installing the Trojan.) But in the future it could become common on other sites, too. Always be careful about downloading free software, such as a viewer or a game, or agreeing to a free computer scan. These things are almost always big trouble.

Back in May of 2007 I posted about another reason I'm glad I switched to the Mac.


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