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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    Online fraudsters may be ready to put Mac users in their sights.

    On Thursday, antivirus firm F-Secure published a brief analysis of a proof-of-concept adware program for the Mac OS X that could theoretically hook into any application to run attacker-specified code. The program, dubbed IAdware by F-Secure, could be silently installed in a user's account without requiring administrator rights.

    "We won't disclose the exact technique used here--it's a feature not a bug--but let's just say that installing a System Library shouldn't be allowed without prompting the user," stated F-Secure in the blog post. "Especially as it only requires Copy permissions."

    Source: http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/366

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    Here comes Window's User Account Protection (UAP) for MAC OSX
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    F-Secure does have a sense of humor tho .

    The result: This particular sample successfully launched the Mac's Web browser when we used any of a number of applications.

    This is easier to do than with Windows. After all, it's a Mac.

    Heres the Blog post:

    http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archi....html#00001030

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    I see there's a security update :

    Apple Computer on Tuesday released a security update for Mac OS X to repair 31 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day Wi-Fi hijack flaw.

    Link : http://news.zdnet.com/Apple+Mac+OS+X...&subj=technews

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