Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sat 25th Jun 2011 08:55 UTC, submitted by John
Mac OS X "Using a Mac may certainly be a safer choice for a lot of people as despite being vulnerable they are not targeted. However this is not the same as Macs being secure, something Eric Schmidt erroneously advised recently. I may be able to browse impervious to malware on a Mac at the moment, however I personally would not be comfortable using a platform so easily compromised if someone had the motivation to do so. In this article I address just why OS X is so insecure including the technical shortcomings of OS X as well as Apples policies as a company that contribute to the situation."
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RE: At least safer than
by pantheraleo on Sat 25th Jun 2011 20:37 UTC in reply to "At least safer than "
pantheraleo
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Btw name 1 virus or worm for Mac OSX.


- OSX.Leap.A (Worm that propegated through iChat)

- Exploit.Evilgrade.A (tricked OS X into downloading fake updates, which were trojaned).

- Worm.OSX.Tored.A (Worm that propegated through Mac network shares and through Apple Mail).

Those are three that I am aware of without even looking very hard. None of them achieved very wide spread infections because they could only propegate through Macs. And since Macs were not very popular yet when they were creagted, many infected Macs searched in vain trying to find another Mac that they could infect.

But I have now given you three examples of Worms on OS X).

Edited 2011-06-25 20:40 UTC

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