Mac OS X adware sample is not a threat

A new adware program that silently installs on Mac OS X systems and opens Web browser windows is unlikely to create a security problem.

..."In theory, this program could be silently installed to your user account and hooked to each application you use," according to the F-Secure blog. "This particular sample successfully launched the Mac's Web browser when we used any of a number of applications."

Despite this, Sophos's Ducklin pointed out that there is a clear distinction between adware and spyware. Mac OS X adware sample is not a threat: ZDNet Australia: News: Security

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 30th November 2006 10:22PM