Latest Mac Virus festive Is Bad

Mac users should be aware of the threat of malware poses to their machines. Hackers and malicious coders to get better each day of violation Mac once thought unbreakable. The Trojan Flashback is a sign that the Mac is not safe from the threat of malware. The latest Mac virus to hit the streets of ISN, AOT a threat.

The most recent reports of Mac malware we Sophos Security. The malware is called NetWeird on it, AOS really interesting. As Sophos points out, the virus is poorly written and really had almost no chance to infect you. Funnily enough, the hackers will sell a new virus on the black market for $ 60.

What a poor excuse Mac malware do? Installs itself in the home directory of the Mac, but can not put even right. The best type of virus installs itself as an app for that, AOS is always running when you reboot your Mac. This particular virus installs itself as a folder so that makes it pretty much useless.

The team reports that malware Sophos reported on a server in the Netherlands. If you affect a Mac, it is to run the program and sends all the information from the remote server. The worst they can do is send the password file from a third-party browser on the server host. Any criminal who would buy a piece of junk for $ 60 should be asked for their money back.

Better, Mountain Lion, AOS default security settings prevent this particular piece of malware from even installed. The latest version of Mac OS X will not prevent any software from the app store or verify that the developer from being installed.

Although NetWeird is a poor excuse of a virus, it should be taken as a sign. Hackers will be their attention to Mac owners. It won, AOT long before a much better coder will make some form of malware to bypass all security on Lion Mountain and do more damage than previously thought.

It’s the always good to remember the basics of dealing with computer security. We just need to download applications from trusted sources. Do not install anything that sounds too good to be true, because it probably is. Finally, just use common sense when dealing with a potentially suspicious files.