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 Linux and Mac OS X and malware writers

"Mac OS X users are targeted by an exploit which is being termed a virus in some reports, but is actually a plain old rootkit. Known as "Opener," or MacOS.Renepo.B (Symantec's label) the rootkit requires admin access to install. Once installed, it does a number of sneaky things, including installing a keystroke recorder, grabbing the Open Firmware password, decrypts users' keychains, creates a new (and hidden) user account, and installs a password cracker. "

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Oct 26, 2004 )


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