OpinionSpy added to Mac OS X quarantine
Published March 21st, 2011 at 5:33 PM EST , modified May 7th, 2011 at 7:16 AM EST
In Mac OS X 10.6.7, Apple quietly added a definition for the OpinionSpy malware to the Mac OS X quarantine system. Personally, I didn’t think OpinionSpy was much of a threat. I mean, it actually tells you that it is going to install software that will collect your personal information! Although it’s still not clear what information is collected or what is done with that information, it is poor malware indeed that warns you about installing it. Still, it’s best to be cautious about this sort of thing, so I suppose it makes sense to add this to quarantine.
For more information about OpinionSpy, or the current state of Macintosh malware in general, see my Mac Virus Guide.