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 shiny on Tue 7th Nov 2006 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS X is 5 years old and"
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2005-08-09

Tiger is 2 years old and Leopard will be released soon.

Yeah. So XP SP2 is 2 years old and has, how many, milions of viruses? Vista is not out yet, and still number of viruses outruns OS X (+ Linux all together). Please specify that, too.

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