Uh huh, right, so there’s no Mac malware…

Note that F-Secure do not sell a security product for the Mac – so forget about that "they’re only trying to spread FUD so we’ll buy their product" stuff.

More details on Trojan:OSX/DNSChanger, plus a blog post about its variants – over 60 variants of this have been found by F-Secure.

And finally, yes, this is a trojan not a virus, so it exploits the user’s gullibility rather than a security hole in the OS. But as this is also true of the vast majority of Windows malware, I don’t think that’s something to get too cocky about. And given the number of people on the Mac who take no security precautions at all, and genuinely believe there is no malware around for the Mac…

  • revscat

    ” And given the number of people on the Mac who take no security precautions at all, and genuinely believe there is no malware around for the Mac…”
    Name one, please. Perhaps you have a blogger you could point to who makes this claim.
    Perhaps it is the Fanboy? Does this person actually exist?

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    I suggest you read some of the comments on the other post here about Mac malware, where you will find people saying exactly that.

  • Bob Downe

    “Name one, please. Perhaps you have a blogger you could point to who makes this claim.
    Perhaps it is the Fanboy? Does this person actually exist?”
    He hangs around with a cowardly lion and a tin man…
    Yep, we’re talking about a straw man. Now stop buying Apple and suffer Microsoft like the rest of the bitter masses.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/ianbetteridge/ Ian Betteridge

    Wow Bob, four months old and this post is still get traffic? :)