Mac OS X RSPlug Trojan horse: in pictures

The security headlines are full today with news of a new piece of malicious code for the Mac OS X platform.

The OSX/RSPlug-A Trojan horse changes DNS server entries on Apple Macintosh computers to direct surfers unwittingly to other websites. This could be for the purposes of phishing, identity theft or simply to drive traffic to alternative websites.

In testing, we've found that DNS servers are changed to point to ones located in Belarus. So now, when you ask for www.example.com you are relying on these Belarus servers to direct your internet traffic. In other words, you are "pwned"! ("owned" for those of us who don't speak dude-speak.)


Read more in my article at Naked Security.

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