December 18, 2012
As is becoming more apparent, Macs are not immune to malware and are being targeted more by cyber criminals as their market share expands. Last week Apple updated its Xprotect anti-malware blacklist tool to address a new Trojan for OS X that recently surfaced. The Trojan, aptly named SMSSend, looks like a normal program installer for an app called VKMusic 4 Mac, but tricks the users into sharing their cell phone number as part of the registration process and then entering a code sent via text. After doing so, the user is signed up for a subscription service that charges their monthly phone bill.
The discovery of the Trojan provides further support to the risks of downloading programs from unofficial software websites.