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Old 24th January 2009, 11:53   #1
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Intego, makers of VirusBarrier and other security software for the Macintosh, issued a security alert for Mac users on Thursday, advising them about the existence of a new Trojan Horse, which they’ve named OSX.Trojan.iServices.A. This new Trojan Horse can be found in pirated copies of Apple’s iWork ‘09 application suite, which has been downloaded over 20,000 times, according to Intego’s numbers.
Pirated iwork is the trigger!

Pirated iWork '09 installer may contain trojan horse | Macworld
So ,UNIX® also not safe anymore?
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Pirated iwork is the trigger!

Pirated iWork '09 installer may contain trojan horse | Macworld
So ,UNIX® also not safe anymore?
No OS in the world is safe if you install malware on your system!

Ps. One of the business models under which pirated copies are distributed is this. They get to collect your personal details, and you get your software "free".
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Some time back, some tw3rp was distributing a .rpm file with malicious content, claiming to be a official Red Hat "security fix".

You need to be careful while installing anything. Most package managers provide signature verification.

OT:- how many of FS enthus. in India really appreciate the importance of GPG signing? I once got a main from a guy asking for his gpg key to be signed (he even signed mine); a grave security threat!!!
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