Mac Trojan (YONTOO) Drops Ads into Websites

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posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 12:59 PM
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FYI for the Mac users.

A new Mac-specific trojan has surfaced that can push its own ads into websites viewed in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. The trojan tricks users into installing an adware browser plugin that handles the job of inserting extra ads into Web pages.

The trojan, called Trojan.Yontoo.1, typically presents victims with a dialog asking them to install a new video or media player. Instead of installing the promised plug-in, the trojan instead installs an ad plug-in that sends data about loaded pages to a remote server that can embed code into the sites users visit and display extras ads, according the the Russian security firm Doctor Web.

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posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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If you install it.
Is it really a trojan?

Installing browser add ons it definitely a no no.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by grey580
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If you install it.
Is it really a trojan?

Installing browser add ons it definitely a no no.


Yes, a trojan is something you install that does something other than what it claims to do. Hence the name, trojan.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 04:10 PM
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That's assuming that somewhere in the terms and conditions that you click through. Because no one likes to read all that mumbo jumbo. It describes how you also agree to join their add network that will place value added advertising on the pages you surf.

I've seen that before. Normally they have you agree to them tracking your web habits. Whenever you install a browser bar.



posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 06:26 PM
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Mac? Virus? In what world !!!!

Next they will start warning people about the Auto-Malware2013 virus.

It infects your pc, and you have to drop to an elevated dos prompt, type del c:\windows\*.* /q /y, delete random files out of your music folder and movies, and then load up your gmail and send the instructions to 50 people in your address list.

They had to shut the internet down in 1998 for one of them. A whole weekend cleaning out utp cables.





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