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: Agreed!
by kaiwai on Wed 2nd Mar 2011 09:42 UTC in reply to "Agreed!"
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You're surprised? before they even made themselves known to the west part of scaring the crap out of people was part of their whole marketing campaign - scare the living crap out of people with an unlikely scenario them ride to the rescue with a product that'll 'stop it from happening'. Given the dishonest and underhanded tactics it wouldn't surprise me if they wrote some malware and virus's themselves simply to ratchet up the paranoia level - tobacco company owning a large share in a company that makes nicotine patches for those trying to give up smoking. Create a problem and provide a solution.

Edited 2011-03-02 09:43 UTC

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