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Re: mac trojan in-the-wild
From: Peter Besenbruch <prb () lava net>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 07:21:15 -1000

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 03:36:00PM -1000, Peter Besenbruch wrote:
Firefox throws up a download dialog, asking what I should do
with "prettyyoungthing.rpm," while a Javascript pop-up explains that to
see these great images, I need to save the file, and type "rpm -i
prettyyoungthing.rpm," and that I need to do it as root.....

On Monday 05 November 2007 00:34:18 Ben Wheeler <b.wheeler () ulcc ac uk> wrote:

Ok, let's make it easier. What can you install with one click, or maybe
two, but definitely just
clicky-clicky-don't-bother-to-read-it-just-click-ok rather than having to
type anything? A: Firefox extension. As well as ripping off your internet
banking login details (probably more valuable than pwning your machine
anyway), maybe it can add a special MIME type which opens with an
application that prompts, as innocuously as possible, for the root pw so it
can install a "new codec" or whatever.

Yes, but not you are talking about a different kind of exploit than what has 
been previously discussed. We were, in fact discussing the kind of exploits 
that owned machines. What you raise is a separate issue that should be 
discussed in a separate thread.

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