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Offline Dan Graves

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Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« on: May 04, 2011, 12:46:15 am »
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/2046964/mac-crimeware-kit-underground-forums

It's official ; your zealotry for that overpriced hardware platform you so love has paid off (albeit in a negative way), and you are now succesfully being targetted by scriptkiddies.
This is but one of the many crimeware kits that are currently being sold, more and more of them will start picking up on also offering OSX support.
So, i must officially welcome you to the big boys club, and ask you this : how does the crow taste, huh ?  ;D

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 03:04:06 am »
Ah, I knew this day would come. Not that I'm fond of this kind of malicious stuff, but I think it's funny that everybody that has a Mac was convinced they couldn't be touched (hello cousin).
Maybe it'll distract the scriptkiddies off of Windows users? ;D
Nah, probably won't happen - but still.
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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 06:48:37 am »
Hehehe........ The 'Weyland-Yutani BOT'.....

"Macbook........Now shipping with Xenomorph protection software! ...... No longer will insectoid aliens crawl from your screen and rip the face off the first person on your network that looks like Sigourney Weaver"

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011, 07:59:51 am »
Ah well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Now I have to go do some reading on what precautions I should take, I haven't had to worry about this kind of thing in years so I'm a little behind. What do I do?  :D

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011, 11:17:29 am »
I would disconnect it from the internet and read the news from a PC.
Just a thought...
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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 01:07:05 pm »
Friend of mine that is a big Mac head has been running anti-virus on his Macs for well over a year now. Maybe going on two years. He's in banking security and they require it.

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2011, 07:12:14 pm »
Okay, so now I'm running VirusBarrier x6... Thanks for the warning Dan.  :)

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2011, 08:33:46 pm »
TB-

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Friend of mine that is a big Mac head ........

.......?

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 01:18:25 am »
TB-

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Friend of mine that is a big Mac head ........

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That's a Cheeseburger or Quarterpounder, not a Big Mac  ::)

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 06:40:42 am »
I know...... yer pedantic bugger........

...... I had to work with what I had........so......


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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 01:42:20 pm »
Just, interpret it as if the 'big' actually meant 'big' and should not be read as one element as 'big mac'. That should work. :P
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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2011, 02:57:54 pm »
Here, have a Happy Meal instead.



(And I'm nearly on topic *shock* )

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2011, 03:11:59 pm »
Looks like a network card of sorts?
But Macs don't support those cards, right?

Oh wait "it's not on the cards for Macs"
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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2011, 03:21:49 pm »
Here, have a Happy Meal instead.


(And I'm nearly on topic *shock* )

that's an obscure reference...  the quad ones ident as "SUNW,qfe" (but still use hme driver, of course).

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Re: Quick warning for our MacOSX users...
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2011, 05:54:53 pm »
I know...... yer pedantic bugger........

...... I had to work with what I had........so......


 ;D

Well try harder, damnit !
I thought i had forced some higher standards on to you lot than just settling for second best  ;D

@ old-and-in-the-way : Ugh, 10/100 ? Sooooo slow.

 

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