: Zeus virus affecting Firefox


Rubber Ducky
Apr 23rd, 2010, 11:47 AM
I've heard over the news that there's an updated version of the Zeus virus that steals banking login information when you go to check your bank account online on Firefox.

Although I want to express complete confidence in Mac for it's seemingly invincibility to most, if not all, viruses, this has me concerned since I use Firefox as my main web browser.

So my main question is: is Firefox for Mac vulnerable? or have we managed to save ourselves due to our excellent tastes in a superior quality product once again?

Cheers!!





P.S. Spock is coming to Calgary!! So is Lando Calrissian and Data!!

i4detail
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:04 PM
Zeus (trojan horse) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus_(trojan_horse)#Targeted_OS)

i4detail
Apr 23rd, 2010, 02:05 PM
I have some friends who are making the drive down from Northern BC to see Leonard.

arminia
Apr 23rd, 2010, 05:11 PM
BBC News - Zeus banking virus is back warns security firm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8634356.stm)

Paddy
Apr 23rd, 2010, 07:02 PM
The Zeus botnet only targets Windows machines, and computers running Windows XP Professional SP2 make up the majority of the botnet. Netwitness did not report on infections among Windows 7 machines. Kneber is primarily found on machines in corporate and government infrastructures, but home users can be affected as well.

From the Wikipedia link - in case anyone was worried about this...