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]: Comment by larwilliams
by larwilliams on Tue 1st Mar 2011 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by larwilliams"
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That title was sarcastic you twit. In case you didn't know, code execution is quite important to classical computer operation.

If you were smarter, you would see that I was commenting on the tone of the summary, which was quite sensationalist, and not whether code execution is possible. Obviously code execution is important to the operation of a computer. Any programmer or tech worth his/her salt knows that.

It's typical around here to downplay any faults in Apple products, and this is just another lame attempt to lull people into believe their products are secure.

Edited 2011-03-01 17:13 UTC

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