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Things that happen every four years: Olympic Games, Presidential elections, and now new Mac ransomware

James O'Shea

I saw nVIR in the wild, and Scores and SevenDust and the AutoStart Worm and many others, all prior to OS X's arrival. Since OS X, I've seen two trojans, just two. Both were laughably easy to detect, one being the infamous Office 2004 fake installer. This was a trojan shared on places like eDonkey which was 122 kB in size; Office 2004 was 660 MB plus. The fake installer was supposed to open a back door on MS's site and download Office direct from MS, that was supposed to be how it was so small. What it did was delete your home directory and possibly other directories and files.In my opinion anyone stupid enough to fall for that pitch, well,...

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