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Pirate iWork ’09 loading trojan onto thousands of Macs

Pirate iWork ’09 loading trojan onto thousands of Macs

Apple may have added some neat tricks to iWork '09 earlier this month, but they didn't list a trojan on the spec sheet.  That, however, is what at least 20,000 users have found infecting their machines, after illegally downloading a pirated version of the software.  The trojan - which obviously Apple didn't add themselves - is called OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, and can access a Mac's root OS, modify existing software, and download and install extra components, potentially allowing the authors to remotely take control of the computer.

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Apple advise Anti-Virus software for OS X

Apple advise Anti-Virus software for OS X

Apple has begun advising users of its computers to install anti-virus software, in a move that is likely to stir controversy between Mac aficionados and their PC counterparts.  The advice is part of a support document entitled Mac OS: Antivirus Utilities, posted on November 21st, in which the company "encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult".

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Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition uses less memory

Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition uses less memory

If you're an avid PC gamer, then you know what it's like to be online a lot and run into malware and viruses. In order to combat these problems, you probably pick up an anti-virus software, but it uses so much room and acts as such a memory hog, it takes the fun out of gaming. It's truly a predicament. That's why Norton has come up with the Norton AntiVirus 2009 Gaming Edition of their famous software.

This new release uses 80% less memory than your average antivirus software. In fact, it gives you the the option to lower the security parameters, making it so it uses even less memory and your gaming experience is elevated.

In addition to these perks, there is a Gamers Mode that puts a halt to downloading updates automatically so you don't have a sudden latency issue in the middle of an epic battle! Antiviral notifications are also put on hold while in this mode....

ASUS Eee Box PC ships with Virus

ASUS Eee Box PC ships with Virus

ASUS has admitted that its Eee Box nettop - the desktop version of its popular Eee PC netbook range - shipped to some customers carrying a virus.  According to an email sent out from the company, the Japanese version of the device has a virus file called "recycled.exe" saved in the D: drive partition.  If activated, the virus begins to copy itself to the C: drive and any attached USB memory sticks or hard-drives.

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