Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Governa
Mac OS X "OS.X Macarena poses no viable threat as currently conceived. Although we don't have our hands on the virus source code, according to Symantec (who initially publicized the virus last week) OSX.Macarena can infect neither PowerPC-exclusive binaries, nor Universal binaries. It can only affect binaries that are Intel-specific. That would include various system files, but since OSX.Macarena can only infect files in its own directory and has no means of gaining the privileges necessary to escalate into directories where most system files are stored, the the threat level is mitigated."
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RE[3]: OS X is 5 years old and
by rjamorim on Tue 7th Nov 2006 13:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS X is 5 years old and"
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2005-12-05

> OS X is 5 years old? Could you specify this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_v10.0

"Mac OS X version 10.0, code named Cheetah, released on 2001-03-24 for a price of..."

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