Mac OS X Spyware Sample Spotted

Anti virus researchers have spotted the first signs of an adware/spyware program capable of launching browser windows on Apple Computer's Mac OS X.

According to a warning from F Secure, a security vendor in Helsinki, Finland, the proof of concept program could be silently installed on a Mac's User account and hooked to each application used by that account.

The company said the sample, named iAdware, successfully launched the Mac's built-in Safari Web browser whenever applications were being used. Mac OS X Spyware Sample Spotted

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 27th November 2006 11:26PM