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Trojan Horse Infection Info
Authored by: derekcurrie on Jun 04, '10 05:25:04AM
Intego have found that installing the infection vector applications / screensavers does not always offer a notification about the also installed spyware. It may well be installed without warning.

The very basic way that Trojan horses are installed is that you download something you have not verified as safe, you run the installer, it asks for your password, you provide it, the installation occurs. At this point the Trojan has all your user privileges and can anything you can do on your computer. If you provided your administrative password, the Trojan now has essentially got root privileges, which means your computer has been 'botted', aka 'zombied', aka 'pwned'.

To not expect root privileged malware to totally take over your computer is irrational. Expect the worst in all cases. This is the only way to be safe and take infection seriously. This is not an exaggerated response. It is a rational response. There is no need for fear if you've kept your backups up-to-date.

Also useful is reading the current professional information about the malware as opposed to settling for reading stuff people like me post about it. This will avoid making unrealistic assumptions and conclusions.
Edited on Jun 07, '10 02:26:45PM by crarko


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Trojan Horse Infection Info
Authored by: asmeurer on Jun 04, '10 10:14:21AM
Oh geez! You forgot a </i> and now every comment below yours is in italics! Let's see if I can stop it.

EDIT: Nope.
Edited on Jun 04, '10 10:15:22AM by asmeurer


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Trojan Horse Infection Info
Authored by: MJCube on Jun 04, '10 04:54:34PM

I found something similar in another topic just now, with code instead of italics. I can't understand how the tags persist through the headings of posts, which aren't affected.



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Trojan Horse Infection Info
Authored by: crarko on Jun 07, '10 02:28:10PM

A Geeklog bug, I expect.



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