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Thought i would post about some new tools in 10.5 which can be very useful when looking into odd processes etc.
They are basically pre-built dtrace command line tools.
They are called:
Its not malware, but it is a bit dodge.
Sophos has a nice way of looking at this, a Potentially Unwanted Application, so you might want it, but probably you dont.
oops, i didnt look at how old the thread was. Oh well nevermind.
I agree completely, you can have malware cause untold issues on a machine without it ever having admin/root rights.
I would agree that the main reasons to scan for malware on a linux/unix box would be for mail scanning or scanning file stores (used by Windows users).
However, interestingly enough some *old* linux...
Security reports that state percentages in their headline arent even worth the paper they are invariable not printed on.
What you really need to see is the figures for the different OSs and even...
I agree with SirDice that the security model is somewhat lacking once a user has decided to run something.
For instance if you happen to be logged into OS X as the admin (dont do it, you DO NOT need...
All OSs have defects, design flaws, and very very stupid usability issues.
I think the big difference between Windows and OS X is that on Windows when you hit up against a bug you kinda shrug your...
November 24th, 2006 09:23 PM
F-Secure has seen a proof of concept piece of adware which is targeted specifically at OS X.
November 10th, 2006 07:33 PM
The project showed some real promise, but there doesnt seem to have been any news from it in quite some time.
I had a play with it recently, and it could be so so good, but it just isnt quite...
November 7th, 2006 08:41 PM
Its interesting to see what everyone has said.
Yes, Windows has the biggest market share (not a big surprise to most people), and therefore more viruses , worms, and trojans are written for it.
November 6th, 2006 06:26 PM
Is the new macarena virus the start of malware authors targeting OS X.
With their market share increasing, and the Intel Macs selling very well, does Apple now pose an attractive target for virus...
The biggest problem with this 'undercover' software is that its going to need an Internet connection to be of any use.
So if i were a big bad nasty thief, then i would check the machine for anything...
April 15th, 2006 12:27 PM
I have it installed on a test machine at work, and it all works perfectly.
We tried it with Vista and that completely killed it though.
Blatted the machine after that and put 10.4 server and XP...
February 21st, 2006 09:49 AM
Linux, Unix, Apple, and infact any other system which would fall under the broad term of minority systems (VMS, OS/2, BeOs, etc), well basically anything other than windows will always still have...
February 20th, 2006 04:57 PM
Leap-A is not a trojan, its a worm (of sorts). Some of the AV vendors do have there heads screwed on though:
(taken from Sophos web site www.sophos.com)
Is Leap-A a virus or a Trojan?
August 16th, 2004 05:22 PM
There are at present two viruses which have been written specifically for Mac OS X, these are:
August 16th, 2004 05:04 PM
By default OS X now uses SMB for connecting to networks. This makes sense as Mac, Unix/Linux, and Windows can all talk SMB with OS X.
Windows XP does have default shares, as was rightly said...
January 8th, 2004 08:30 AM
w0lverine is dead right about what it does, but the address should be 127.0.0.1 and not 127.0.0.0.
Loop back addresses are also used with DNS controllers.
December 22nd, 2003 01:28 PM
when i said that viruses seem to be getting tweaked by kiddies more and more i was reffering to the ever incresing rate that variants of the same virus come out. Take mimail for example, we went...
December 21st, 2003 05:32 PM
Both of these virus releases look like they have been tweaked by some script kiddie somewhere. The differences in coding between these releases and the originals are marginal, and near enough come...
December 17th, 2003 08:45 AM
The software wont actually let u run Mac OS X on an x86 machine, but rather it will let you open Mac formatted files instead. So you could for example open a Mac text file, or a Mac tar file.
December 10th, 2003 08:34 AM
Yeah that is true.
But virus writers tend to have some kind of grudge against society and what to get their own back.
Lots of people hate microsoft, and so we get lots and lots of viruses aimed...
December 9th, 2003 09:40 PM
I work for an AV company and we definately dont write any viruses. We do however get targeted by a lot of virus writers. What they some how dont realise is that every file that comes through our...
December 9th, 2003 09:19 PM
Ok a few points to raise
There are viruses that propagate them selves using .dll files. But there are some important things to note about these.
They do NOT arrive on the target machine as a...
December 9th, 2003 09:00 AM
nihil is right, the best AV products have to now use the sandbox technique to determine exactly what certain files are doing. Sandboxes are having to be used now because more and more viruses are...