Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 18:01 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Bugs & Viruses Mac Antivirus developer Intego might have stumbled across an OS X specific virus being offered for auction that targets a previously unknown ZIP archive vulnerability. From Intego's posting, it appears that an enterprising auctioneer seems determined to make sure that his name is one that is not forgotten when it comes to Apple security, claiming that his exploit is a poisoned ZIP archive that will "KO the system and Hard Drive" when unarchived.
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What's the difference?
by melgross on Sun 27th Jul 2008 06:00 UTC
melgross
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2005-08-12

It doesn't matter how we spell it. Virii or viruses. Language is constantly evolving, and it's the number of uses that determines its correctness. If a majority use it, at some point, the dictionaries will change their definitions, and call "viruses" obsolete usage, as they do with other words, terms, etc.

The term "so fun" would have proceeded a slap on the hand from an English teacher when I was in school back when, but now, it's becoming accepted.

People should just get over it.

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