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Mac Computer Users: IBotnet On The Loose

24 April 2009 No Comment

mac-vs-pc-3 Finally I get to talk about Mac and its security weakness, and yes the security of Mac computers are weak because of the fact Microsoft has always been targeted.  Thus, you do not see much security software for Apple computers in the store or hear about major security problems.

Although, earlier this year there was a story out that the new IWorks was carrying a trojan, however, it was pirated copies of IWorks that was carrying the trojan.  However, OSX.Trojan.iServices was rated serious because of what it could do and that was “When iWork is installed, the Trojan is installed as a start-up item as a part of iWorkServices. It has read-write-execute permissions for root control of the computer, Intego said. The malware connects to a remote server over the Internet and may download additional components to the infected computer.

So yeah all you Mac users, your time is coming, although odds are there are small groups that specifically attack Mac systems and eventually something big will get you.  Oh that’s right it already has and thus the reason for this post, iBotnet, is the one most of us PC users been waiting for and although it has only affected a few thousand computers.  It does not take much to keep the infection going, especially when it comes to pirated software such as Iworks, Adobe CS4.

Either way, rejoice PC users because Apple is finally going to get off their high horse and actually do something to most vulnerable operating system on the planet.  Ok it’s still Windows, but at least we have way to protect ourselves for a just in case; however, I will admit the Apple track record for security is great and they prevent a lot of stuff from getting through but they need to understand that not everyone is that smart with computers and computer security.

Don’t forgot most Mac users have drop a few thousand dollars for a Mac computer and so they won’t drop a few thousand more for Mac based software either, well most home users won’t do that, but either way Apple needs to start setting up a plan or create their own Security software for some sort of protection. Cause those computers need and with IBotnet on the loose they need to think of something quick.

Sources

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10148359-83.html

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/26/more_mac_malware/

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/22/first.mac.botnet/index.html

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/140226

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