Wednesday, June 2, 2010

New spyware tracks Mac files, opens up backdoors [u]

<img align='left' src='http://photos_macnn@photos.macnn.com/news/0909/intego-malware-story-16.jpg' border='0' width='176' height='120' />(Updated with list of affected apps) A new piece of spyware is targeting Mac users through downloaded apps, warns security firm Intego. Dubbed "OSX/OpinionSpy," the code is said to be attached to programs like screensavers, found at otherwise legitimate download sites like MacUpdate, VersionTracker and Softpedia. Only when a person tries to install an affected app is the separate spyware actually downloaded, in some cases under the guise of being a "market research" tool....


Intego - MacUpdate - Macintosh - VersionTracker - [ Full story from MacNN | The Macintosh News Network ]

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