There’s a new Mac trojan that’s been floating around, and it’s terrifying everyone. It’s written in an unknown language, doesn’t even need your password to compromise you, and now it’s apparently infected 600,000 users. Here’s how to use Terminal to check if you’re one of the unlucky many.
The instructions come from F-Secure, which also details how you can remove the trojan if your Mac is, in fact affected. But let’s not put the cart before the virus; here’s how to see if you’re clean:
If you see something other than “does not exist,” keep following F-Secure’s instructions to vanquish the intruder. And even if you get the all clear for now, don’t wait on downloading the security update that patches the Java vulnerability that started this whole mess. [F-Secure via Ars] [imgclear]