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bio website inklestudios.com
location Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Development Director and co-founder at inkle. Current project: Frankenstein, for iOS. Spent 6 years as video game developer for Sony and Microsoft.


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comment Is it possible for a phishing link to install a major virus on a Mac?
That's exactly it - I don't know that the Mac was definitely infected! Yes, it's quite possible that the attack was server side, and a hijacked session sounds very likely indeed because yes, she was using a web browser to access webmail. The only thing I really don't understand is how they continued to send emails after my girlfriend changed her password. Thanks for the links to the Sophos articles!
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Update: Sophos
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comment Is it possible for a phishing link to install a major virus on a Mac?
Thanks AndyMan. Oddly enough, she did already have Sophos installed, but it didn't manage to catch it!
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comment Is it possible for a phishing link to install a major virus on a Mac?
Thanks very much for the detailed reply. Re-installing Mac OS X as I type this! If the virus could be lurking in her system, what's to stop it from re-infecting her laptop when we copy her files back on though? Should I be copying the entirety of ~/Library for example, or just picking and choosing the important things she needs?
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