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    Porn loving Mac users will have to consciously jump through a series of hoops in order to get infected with it -- but a new trojan horse malware is targeting users of OS X.

    Mac OS malware targets porn surfers

    Posted by Tom Krazit


    There's a new piece of malware out there targeting Mac users that takes advantage of the inclination to watch porn.


    Intego, a Mac security software company, issued an alert Wednesday warning Mac users of the OSX.RSPlug.A malware, which it describes as a Trojan horse. Those of you familiar with mythology recognize the reference, and OSX.RSPlug.A disguises itself as a video codec that would ensure whatever porn video you just stumbled upon will play on your Mac.

    But to get infected with the malware, you have to accept the invitation to download "new version of codec," open up the .dmg (disk image) file, click the installer.pkg file, and enter your administrator's password, according to Intego. Once infected, the malware changes your DNS settings to hijack Web traffic and redirect it to phishing sites or ads for porn. And you still won't get to watch the video.


    If you're running Tiger, you might never realize how you were infected, but Leopard's Advanced Network preferences will at least let you recognize that the DNS servers have been changed. You'll be unable to change them back without going through a lengthy process detailed by Macworld's Rob Griffiths.


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  • #2
    Geeez. Isn't there enough porn out there in formats that don't require a special codec?

    I'm just saying.
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    • #3
      Serves you dirty filthy little lascivious mac users right.
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      • #4
        Oh, you're just bitter because porn never works on your PC.
        I've upped my standards; now, up yours.







        Originally Posted by coyote-1


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        • #5
          I thought Mac users were too pure for porn.
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          • #6
            Computers are like races of people.

            There are nice Mac users, **************************** Mac users, cool Windows users, stupid Windows users, weird Unix users, funny Unix users, and this is just how it is. The most unacceptable thing is to be a computer bigot and try and classify entire groups of people just because they've chosen a computer platform.

            It's no more acceptable than saying all Asian people are (insert description), all black people are (insert description), or the like. You and your boss at work both use Windows, let's say. Are you just like him or her? You and the hacker down the street both use a Mac. Are you alike?

            At the end of the day, you are a person. Not an OS; not a chipset. A person. If people could focus on being better people and stop giving a **************** about somethng as mundane as a processor and operating system, perhaps the world would be a slightly more tolerable place.

            /sermon
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            • #7
              Computers are like races of people.

              There are nice Mac users, **************************** Mac users, cool Windows users, stupid Windows users, weird Unix users, funny Unix users, and this is just how it is. The most unacceptable thing is to be a computer bigot and try and classify entire groups of people just because they've chosen a computer platform.

              It's no more acceptable than saying all Asian people are (insert description), all black people are (insert description), or the like. You and your boss at work both use Windows, let's say. Are you just like him or her? You and the hacker down the street both use a Mac. Are you alike?

              At the end of the day, you are a person. Not an OS; not a chipset. A person. If people could focus on being better people and stop giving a **************** about somethng as mundane as a processor and operating system, perhaps the world would be a slightly more tolerable place.

              /sermon


              Amen.

              And the one thing they all have in common is a desire to watch porn on the internet.
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              • #8
                I make my own pRon stuff. And edit it on a PC
                www.guslozada.com

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                • #9
                  Computers are like races of people.

                  There are nice Mac users, **************************** Mac users, cool Windows users, stupid Windows users, weird Unix users, funny Unix users, and this is just how it is. The most unacceptable thing is to be a computer bigot and try and classify entire groups of people just because they've chosen a computer platform.

                  It's no more acceptable than saying all Asian people are (insert description), all black people are (insert description), or the like.



                  Ummm, that's not a good analogy at all; because no one chooses to be black or Asian, but using an OS entirely the choice of a user. Besides, an Asian or black person can walk through the door and instantly be subjected to judgment. A Mac user can walk through the door and unless they're holding their Mac Book Pro in their hand, how would you know they're a Mac user?

                  Making fun of people because of things that aren't their choice is not nice at all. But making fun of people because of things they choose to do or be a part of (i.e. Political affiliation, musical taste, etc.) that's perfectly acceptable

                  That being said, it's a proven fact that if the PC-Mac user demographic ratio were reversed, PC users would be the arrogant elitist snobs and Mac users would be the mindless sheep-like masses.
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                  • #10
                    A Mac user can walk through the door and unless they're holding their Mac Book Pro in their hand, how would you know they're a Mac user?


                    Hipster jeans and a black mock turtleneck?

                    Making fun of people because of things that aren't their choice is not nice at all. But making fun of people because of things they choose to do or be a part of (i.e. Political affiliation, musical taste, etc.) that's perfectly acceptable


                    Nah, it's all a waste of mental energy. There is no unifying factor among Windows Sheep or Mac Snobs, despite the stereotypical sobriquets.
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                    • #11
                      There is no unifying factor among Windows Sheep or Mac Snobs,


                      Except the desire to watch porn on the internet, which leads to viruses.
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                      • #12
                        Serves you people right for doing something so dirty, degrading and downright filthy.








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                        • #13
                          STD's are everywhere. better the computer get them than you.

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                          • #14
                            Making fun of people because of things that aren't their choice is not nice at all. But making fun of people because of things they choose to do or be a part of (i.e. Political affiliation, musical taste, etc.) that's perfectly acceptable


                            Agreed. Since I use both platforms regularly, I guess it is perfectly fine to call me an idiot no matter what I do!

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                            • #15
                              I make my own pRon stuff. And edit it on a PC



                              And that's why it doesn't sell, see? It just doesn't have that shine, that aura.
                              People notice these things, yessir.
                              I've upped my standards; now, up yours.







                              Originally Posted by coyote-1


                              A soul, waiting to go to God, wanted a turkey sandwich.

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