Wow, even the viruses on the Mac look nice
Check out this video from YouTuber TheEdBott showing the Mac Guard/ Mac Defender virus installing with no password. Having never actually seen the virus, I must say, it DOES look pretty cool, much better designed than those Windows popups I get while surfing (on my Mac) telling me my Windows system is infected.
“Here’s a start to finish, unedited video that shows how the Mac Guard fake AV program goes from a seemingly innocent Google search result to a full install in just three clicks, with no password required. This demo uses the latest version of OS X 10.6 and the default browser, Safari, with its default settings.”
After watching this I suppose I could see how someone (who is fairly trusting, not all that tech savvy, and easily scared) could be tricked into letting this install on their system, so I’m not AS “what kind of idiot got this?” as I once was.
All I can say is hopefully Intel’s working on some kick ass chips for the future, because it looks like in a year or two, we’ll all be giving up precious cycles to Anti-virus software running in the background, not to mention constant pop ups asking us to update our virus definitions and telling us how many more days we have left to renew before our anti-virus software expires, leaving us unprotected.