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[5]: Comment by larwilliams
by imaginant on Tue 1st Mar 2011 18:51 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by larwilliams"
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Quote... They are typically young and intelligent. However they are also insecure social outcasts, desperately seeking attention and validation ...end

If your reasoning is correct, (I can't judge that), then what would give better attention and validation than creating the first successful and truly destructive software (malware, trojan, virus, etc.) for the Mac? First milestones usually get you at least a blue ribbon. if not a gold star.

It's my guess that the sparsity of destructive software for the Mac is a function of many reasons, including one not often mentioned: these typically young and intelligent programmers keen grasp of windows and an almost lack of interest in OSX. like the Jabberwocky: "He took his vorpal sword in hand: Long time the manxome foe he sought -- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought." And what was he thinking about: Windows, not OSX.

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