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Old 05-07-2011, 01:52 AM
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Default Apple Security Center Rogue

Hi All,
Just came across this little rogue on our macbook running os/x and using firefox. We were doing a search and got redirected from a google images page trying to get the name of a mad tv cast member.....lol.

I just did a force quit to close the browser, but I just thought you all might want to see this one. I had heard of a rogue installer on macs called MAC defender, but I hadn't seen this one before.
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:39 AM
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Yeah just did a search as long as u don't install ur fine just force quit. A virus would pretty much need an administrative password or permission before install so if it pops out of nowhere I would a pod it lol.

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Old 05-07-2011, 04:39 AM
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Should've saved it, let some people play with it to see what it does.

That is amazing though, goes to show that as the mac market share gets larger, its more profitable for malware creators.
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:46 AM
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What the.. so that's mac, who's next?
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:41 PM
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