In what is surely not a coincidence two new Viruses for Apple's OSX operating system have popped up in the wild. One targets people that visit porn sites and the other a new version of an older worm.
These announcements fly in the face of the advertisements that Apple pushes claiming that Macs are immune to viruses; but in the end there is no such thing as a virus immune OS.
If you own a Mac, it is highly recommended that you have Malware protection as threat is growing. It seems hackers have caught on to the generally unprotected nature of the OSX operating system and are beginning to target them.
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Sophos on Wednesday discovered a new version of the Mac OS X Tored worm, according to a Sophos blog post.
On Tuesday, Paretologic warned about a porn site that was downloading malware that targets both the PC and the Mac. Mac users get redirected to the pagemac.php page, which downloads a QuickTime.dmg file, the blog post says.
Sophos explained in blog post on Thursday that visitors to the malicious porn site are told they have to download an ActiveX component to view the videos. Instead, a Trojan, dubbed OSX/Jahlavc, gets downloaded.