Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Mar 2011 00:28 UTC
Mac OS X It's sad to see that even after all these years, we still have to write articles like this one. It's all over the web right now: a new backdoor Mac OS X trojan discovered! Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware! Until, of course, you actually take a look at what's going on, and see that not only is it not in the wild, it can't really do anything because it's a beta.
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by larwilliams on Tue 1st Mar 2011 01:16 UTC
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Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware!

Typical sensationalist OSNews article summary. Neither of those things is mentioned in the SophosLabs article at all. It's basically malware that uses the same type of stupidity that the dumbest of Windows users fall for. The worst part is that such a thing will be likely to work Mac OSX, because Apple has lulled users into a false belief that it is more secure and users will be dumb enough to happily type in their Administrator password.

The ONLY reason why there is no Mac OSX malware is because its market share is too small for anyone to give a crap. IF it ever gets above 10% in the US, Canada and EU, look out. It will be found to be just as susceptible to the same problems Windows has.

Edited 2011-03-01 01:17 UTC

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