Mac malware adopts porn video disguise

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Earlier today, Pob in SophosLabs blogged about the discovery of two new pieces of malware for the Apple Mac OS X operating system.

Although there is only a tiny amount of Mac malware compared to Windows viruses, that’s going to be little consolation if your gorgeous new MacBook gets infected. And sadly we know that many Mac users still believe they are somehow magically immune from attacks.

As we’ve demonstrated before, and as we’ll no doubt explain again, the Mac malware threat is real. Hackers are deliberately planting malicious code on websites, and using social engineering tricks to fool you into installing it onto your computer.

In the following video, which demonstrates one of today’s new pieces of Mac malware, a video promising you hardcore pornographic videos pops up a message demanding that you install an ActiveX…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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