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[4]: Maybe I'm crazy...
by Neolander on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 18:40 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Maybe I'm crazy..."
Neolander
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Not quite right. They need some access to local files. However, it could be much more limited than it is right now.

Take a word processor or an image editor, as an example. It should have the right to play with its own config files and files explicitly designated by the user through an "open file" dialog or a command line parameter. But anything else ? Not so much.

Edited 2011-03-02 18:41 UTC

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