Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Thu 24th Jul 2008 18:01 UTC, submitted by Ward D
Bugs & Viruses Mac Antivirus developer Intego might have stumbled across an OS X specific virus being offered for auction that targets a previously unknown ZIP archive vulnerability. From Intego's posting, it appears that an enterprising auctioneer seems determined to make sure that his name is one that is not forgotten when it comes to Apple security, claiming that his exploit is a poisoned ZIP archive that will "KO the system and Hard Drive" when unarchived.
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They are viruses not virii!
by unclefester on Fri 25th Jul 2008 10:40 UTC in reply to "RE: It's Not Possible!"
unclefester
Member since:
2007-01-13

Virus is an English word based on a Latin stem meaning 'alive'. The plural is therefore viruses not virii. In medical terminology they are always referred to as viruses.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Hey, when you're dumbfsck virus creator virii sounds much cooler. And after all, that is what counts.

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