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Regarding the 'opener' malware script
Authored by: jimhoyt on Nov 02, '04 02:13:33PM
Malware such as "opener" can be placed into your StartupItems folder by any installer (even those you might find on such sites as VersionTracker) that requires an admin password. The new startup item will not necessarily be executed until you restart your Mac. All startup items are then executed with root rights.

Be very careful of everything that you install and backup regularly.

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Regarding the 'opener' malware script
Authored by: Gordon Werner on Nov 04, '04 03:15:29PM

I guess this is my question ...

since you'd have to be pretty unwise to deliberately install this on your mac ... I was wondering how it is disguised so that I, and others, can avoid running into it ... i.e. if there is a specific MP3 file that does it ... or some other specific application.



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