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TattooedMac
07-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Janicab.A Malware Targets Computers Running OS X and Windows (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/07/24/janicab-a-malware-targets-computers-running-os-x-and-windows/)


After a relatively long lag period without seeing any particular new and exciting Mac malware, last week we saw the surfacing of a new and interesting method of compromising the OSX system. Malware authors have taken a new approach by altering file extensions of malicious .app packages in order to trick users into thinking they are opening relatively harmless .pdf or .doc files. Changing file extensions in Mac OSX can be tricky due to a built in security feature of the OS that detects attempts to change the extension and automatically annexes the extension of its correct file or package type.

harryb2448
07-25-2013, 12:12 AM
cradom beat you too it earlier in the week:-

Mac malware uses right to left character exploit (http://hackaday.com/2013/07/22/mac-malware-uses-right-to-left-character-exploit/)