Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Mar 2011 00:28 UTC
Mac OS X It's sad to see that even after all these years, we still have to write articles like this one. It's all over the web right now: a new backdoor Mac OS X trojan discovered! Code execution! Indicative of rise in Mac malware! Until, of course, you actually take a look at what's going on, and see that not only is it not in the wild, it can't really do anything because it's a beta.
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RE: Comment by larwilliams
by gumoz on Tue 1st Mar 2011 01:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by larwilliams"
gumoz
Member since:
2008-05-15

LOL, as suggested by the writer, it never materialize.

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larwilliams Member since:
2007-04-03

LOL, as suggested by the writer, it never materialize.

All it appears to be is a leaked proof of concept. Mac fanboys can mod down my original post all they like, but the points are still valid. Nobody really cares to write malware for OSX because less than 10% of people actually use it.

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RE[3]: Comment by larwilliams
by t3RRa on Tue 1st Mar 2011 01:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by larwilliams"
t3RRa Member since:
2005-11-22

If that less than 10% computers have enough value of information or business secret or something, I doubt why not ?? Though I am not saying they really got such valuable things to be targets rather the f***ing crackers would choose targets by value not by mere market share if I was one of them ;)

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mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Nobody really cares to write malware for OSX because less than 10% of people actually use it.


And that "less that 10%" accounts for how many million users?

Point, meet moot...

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nej_simon Member since:
2011-02-11

"LOL, as suggested by the writer, it never materialize.

All it appears to be is a leaked proof of concept. Mac fanboys can mod down my original post all they like, but the points are still valid. Nobody really cares to write malware for OSX because less than 10% of people actually use it.
"

That argument is really getting old now. The mac market share has been steadily growing for years, yet we haven't seen a surge in mac malware.

And I think people modded you down because you're just repeating that old questionable argument, not because they're "Mac fanboys".

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