Posted by: macintoshsisters | November 28, 2006

Adware sample targets Mac OS X

Adware sample targets Mac OS X
By Joris Evers – Staff Writer, CNET

A new adware program silently installs on Mac OS X systems and opens Web browser windows, according to F-Secure.

The program, dubbed iAdware by the Finnish security company, is possibly the first example of adware for Macs. It is especially interesting since it doesn’t require administrative privileges to nestle itself on the computers, according to F-Secure.

“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,” according to the F-Secure blog on Thursday.

Full Article at cNet



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