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[2]: At least safer than
by Jennimc on Sat 25th Jun 2011 23:41 UTC in reply to "RE: At least safer than "
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[q]Btw name 1 virus or worm for Mac OSX.


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


Sorry, Leap.A was at best (worst?) Malware. (not a worm or virus)


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


This exploit toolkit was a low threat-level multiplatform exploit tool that allows it to take advantage of poor upgrade implementations by injecting fake updates. (not a worm or virus)

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


Sorry, Leap.A was at best (worst?) Malware. (not a worm or virus)


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


This is the only example where you have a point and even this worm had flaws that made it highly unlikely to be seen in the wild.

Edited 2011-06-25 23:45 UTC

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