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(Note: The hole was patched in a recent QuickTime update. An early version of this story mistakenly identified the flaw as a zero day.)
Stevens says McAfee VirusScan will flag the first script as malware and identify it as JS/SpaceTalk Trojan. Both the QuickTime movie file, titled tys4.mov, and the second script are downloaded from a server at profileawareness.com. That's also the site that collects the user data.
We contacted both companies for comment late on Thursday but did not hear back.
According to Stevens, McAfee was the only antivirus provider to detect the script at the time he posted his finding. McAfee provides a reference of the Trojan, but the description was blank at the time of writing. ®
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