Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'Regarding the 'opener' malware script' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Regarding the 'opener' malware script
Authored by: themacnut on Nov 02, '04 05:50:36AM

Opener can be disguised as a trojan in the form of an MP3 or stolen software-it can also be hidden in stolen software as an extra piece of code. You download it, run it and it does it's thing.

Also, someone else can physically sit in front of your Mac and download the script from a web or ftp site. Hence all the posts above about physically securing your machine when you're away from it.

Also since it's just a script and doesn't require an installer, someone sitting at your machine may not even need an admin password to run it-a shell script (which is what Opener is, IIRC)is just a text file until it's made executable.

The MacNut

[ Reply to This | # ]