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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Comment by PinballWytch
by PinballWytch on Tue 1st Mar 2011 07:10 UTC
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I see so many people using the installed user base as the main reason why Macs don't have a ton of malware, and this does make sense, but also I think that part of it is also the fact that Microsoft has been seen as "the bad guy" for far too long, and apple has largely been seen as potential competition for Microsoft at best.

But this may be changing as the folks in Cupertino continue to look more and more like the folks in Redmond in their business dealings. I can't help thinking this will cause malware writers to focus extra hard on bringing Apple some much needed humility. And this is coming from a Mac owner BTW.

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