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The remote Mac OS X host appears to have been compromised.
Using the supplied credentials, Nessus has found evidence that a fake
antivirus software named Mac Defender (alternatively, MacDefender,
MacGuard, MacProtector or MacSecurity) is installed on the remote Mac
OS X host.
The software is typically installed by means of a phishing scam
targeting Mac users by redirecting them from legitimate websites to
fake ones that tell them their computer is infected with a virus and
then offers this software as a solution.
Once installed, the malware will perform a 'scan' that falsely
identifies applications such as 'Terminal' or even the shell command
'test' ('[') as infected and will redirect a user's browser to porn
sites in an attempt to trick people into purchasing the software in
order to 'clean up' their system.
See also :
Follow the steps in Apple's advisory to remove the malware.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: MacOS X Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 54832 ()
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