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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RE[2]: Maybe I'm crazy...
by Alfman on Tue 1st Mar 2011 15:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Maybe I'm crazy..."
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"Malware with root access == malware with access to absolutely anything you do on your machine, including anything personal. "

I am not sure why this is even debated.
Root access is a superset of user level access.
User level access is sufficient to steal user files and to turn a machine into a zombie.

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