Topless supermodel photos malware

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supermodel photos malware

Macintosh computers were warned Wednesday (Manila time) against a new malware using photos of a topless Russian supermodel as bait. Computer security firm Sophos said the malware, which it dubbed OSX/Imuler-B, uses images of supermodel Irina Shayk, a cover girl in FHM magazine for March. “By default, Mac OS X doesn’t display file extensions. Which means that Mac users might be duped into believing that the file they are about to click on is a JPG image, rather than an application,” Sophos said in a blog post. “Mac users – learn from the mistakes of Windows users in the past. Think before you click, and don’t ever underestimate the ability of cybercriminals to exploit the most primal urges of computer users,” it added. It said clicking on the file will launch the Trojan, which will also create a genuine JPG image of Shayk, then delete itself. As a result, the malware is no longer in the folder but is already running on the Mac. “(B)ehind the scenes, the malware opened a backdoor to your computer and is uploading private information to a remote web server,” Sophos said. “The trick of hiding a file’s true nature by exploiting an operating system’s default disabling of extensions is not a new one, of course. It’s something we’ve seen many Windows users be fooled by in the past,” it added. Sophos advised Mac users to adjust their settings in Finder to always show filename extensions. To disable the malware manually, it said users should do the following:
– Terminate the process with name “.mdworker” – Go to the /tmp/ directory and remove the two files “.mdworker” and “CurlUpload” – Delete the files “checkvir” and “checkvir.plist” from $HOME/Library/LaunchAgents/
— LBG, GMA News
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