Feeds

Mac malware piggybacks on pirated iWork

Over 20,000 served

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Malware masquerading as part of Apple's iWork 09 productivity suite is targeting unsuspecting Mac users foolish enough to install pirated software downloaded on warez sites.

Once installed, iServices.A has unfettered root access, which it promptly uses to connect to a remote server over the internet, according to Intego, which sells anti-virus software for Macs. A secondary download installs malware that makes victims part of a botnet that's attacking undisclosed websites.

More than 20,000 people have already downloaded the rogue installer, which is bundled with a complete and fully functional version of iWork. Intego didn't say how many of those marks have actually installed the program.

Intego's advisory is the latest reminder that the growing popularity of Apple's OS X hasn't been lost on malware developers. Over the past 18 months, a variety of trojans and exploits have increasingly targeted the Mac.

Word of this latest trojan comes a day after Apple said it would no longer require iWork users to enter company-issued serial numbers when installing the app. So, if you must pirate the program, simply borrow your co-worker's disk. Online cracking software is no longer required. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.