Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 20:17 UTC
Mac OS X A second strain of malware targeting Mac OS X has been discovered days after a Mac OS X Trojan appeared on the scene. The latest malware, Inqtana-A, is a proof-of-concept worm that attempts to spread using a Bluetooth vulnerability. The worm is not spreading in the wild and uses an internal counter that means it will expire on February 24, so it's unlikely to ever be much of a problem. Nonetheless, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users are still advised to make sure they're patched up in order to guard against attack from any future worm that uses the same exploit. In related OSX news, there's more fuel for the tablet-Mac fire.
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RE: Hmmm... makes you wonder...
by Jimmy on Sat 18th Feb 2006 04:00 UTC in reply to "Hmmm... makes you wonder..."
Jimmy
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2005-07-06

I was thinking the same exact thing after reading about the first virus yesterday. After Apple sent osx86project.org that DMCA notice, I figured that they would tick off the x86 hackers; since Apple is screwing with their efforts, some of them are probably starting to think its okay to screw with Apple's efforts (their OS).


Now I doubt that this is the case, but you never know.

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