Mac malware poses as popular freeware PDF viewer


Warning: exif_imagetype(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home1/tntkik/public_html/www.mobilefun.ws/wp-content/themes/expresscurate/loop.php on line 69

Warning: exif_imagetype(http://images.pheedo.com/images/mm/digg_64x16.png): failed to open stream: php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known in /home1/tntkik/public_html/www.mobilefun.ws/wp-content/themes/expresscurate/loop.php on line 69

By Tim Conneally, Betanews

Foxit Reader, a free, lightweight PDF viewer and printer popular in our FileForum, has an evil twin.

Today, the Foxit Corporation warned that a malware claiming to be Foxit Reader for Macintosh has been perpetrating attacks on users thinking they were downloading an official version of the free PDF reader. The thing is, there is no Foxit Reader for OS X. The software is available for Windows, Windows Mobile, Embedded Linux, Desktop Linux, and U3.

Posted by

August 26, 2009