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[3]: Maybe I'm crazy...
by wannabe geek on Tue 1st Mar 2011 20:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Maybe I'm crazy..."
wannabe geek
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2006-09-27

Good point, but then again, you can have a dedicated user for your important documents, a user who never visits suspicious websites. Cumbersome but effective, except if the malware has root access. I do agree that, in practice, a user-level malware is almost as bad, because people don't take full advantage of user-based security because it's such a chore and such a resource hog for graphical environments.

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