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Offline Secondmineboy

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Search Protect for OSX
« on: July 02, 2014, 11:14:27 AM »
Now there is Search Protect junk also for Macs:

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2014-063017-1536-99&tabid=2

Almost no OS is now safe from this, unlikely.
Windows 10 1909, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
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Offline specimen9999

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Re: Search Protect for OSX
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 06:03:19 PM »
Thanks for the information, I hope Avast! detects this.

No OS is safe from software installation initiated and authorized by the user, the user only needs to be convinced to initiate the installation.

However, as a mitigating factor, by default, OS X only allows installation of apps downloaded from the Mac Apps Store (curated) or identified developers (which include Apple Developer issued certificate), this behaviour can be changed.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 06:04:59 PM by specimen9999 »