Windows malware ported to Mac OS

Intego has announced that a spyware known as OSX/OpinionSpy has made its way to the Mac. The spyware gets installed through third party installers, namely media converters or screen savers. The spyware isn’t in the installer itself, rather it tells the user it needs to install additional software, which it downloads and installs. Below is Intego’s list of software that installs the spyware. The spyware itself will be called PremierOpinion.
There’s no word if there’s protection for this yet. You don’t have to worry about getting infected unless you download the software yourself. As always, just be careful of what you’re downloading.

Intego’s List of software that installs the spywayre:

Screensavers: all these screensavers are made by the same company, 7art-screensavers, and are available from their web site, http://7art-screensavers.com.

  • Secret Land ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Color Therapy Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • 7art Foliage Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Nature Harmony Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Fiesta Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Fractal Sun Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Full Moon Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Sky Flight Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Sunny Bubbles Clock ScreenSaver v.2.9
  • Everlasting Flowering Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Magic Forest Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Freezelight Clock ScreenSaver v.2.9
  • Precious Stone Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Silver Snow Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Water Color Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Love Dance Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Galaxy Rhythm Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • 7art Eternal Love Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Fire Element Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Water Element Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Emerald Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Radiating Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Rocket Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Serenity Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Gravity Free Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Crystal Clock ScreenSaver v.2.6
  • One World Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Sky Watch ScreenSaver v.2.8
  • Lighthouse Clock ScreenSaver v.2.8

Applications: so far, Intego has only found this spyware in one application:

  • MishInc FLV To Mp3, http://www.mishinc.info/mac_flv_to_mp3.php

Just for your safety, don’t install any of these, even though the spyware is an optional part of the installation.

via MacRumors

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