Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2006 15:45 UTC, submitted by kristof
Mac OS X Antivirus researchers have discovered what's claimed to be the first computer Trojan to infect Apple Mac OS X computers. The malware, dubbed Leap-A, spreads via the iChat instant messaging system as a file called latestpics.tgz that infected machines send to contacts on an infected user's buddy list. The malicious file, which poses as a set of pictures, is a compressed Unix shell program. The user is prompted for admin credentials to launch the malicious code, which is better described as a Trojan than a virus. Mac OS X users who do this will find their machines infected.
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RE[5]: Deserved
by BluenoseJake on Thu 16th Feb 2006 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Deserved"
BluenoseJake
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Actually, if you run as a normal user in Windows 2000/XP, your vulnerabilty drops dramatically, it's not that the OS is that much more insecure, it also the way they are operated, security starts with the user

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