Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Apr 2012 23:26 UTC
Mac OS X We don't normally report on security issues, especially not when they occur on Mac OS X. So far, the security issues on the Mac can barely be labelled as such, and really don't deserve a lot of attention. Now, however, it would appear we're looking at the first successful widespread malware infection on Mac OS X. Not a bad track record for an eleven year old operating system, by the way.
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Well ...
by WorknMan on Sun 8th Apr 2012 01:10 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

As a Windows user, having listened to Mac users tell me for years how much better the Mac was because Macs never got infected with viruses and stuff, I always knew it was only a matter of time until the day came when they would get theirs as well, despite being told by some that it would never happen. And now that it has, there is no joy in this for me. To all of my Mac-using brethren out there who get infected by this (and other things), I extend my condolences. You guys now get to share the love ;)

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RE: Well ...
by Nicholas Blachford on Sun 8th Apr 2012 02:36 in reply to "Well ..."
Nicholas Blachford Member since:
2005-07-06

They didn't get infected because there were no viruses to infect them. I get the impression some people think it's impossible to get them - but this has never been true.

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by Alfman on Sun 8th Apr 2012 03:25 in reply to "RE: Well ..."
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Well, what do you expect, the corporate slogan is "Think Different", not "Be Different".

But seriously, why is it that every time new mac malware surfaces it's always treated as though it's never happened before? I don't get it?

I wish it was possible to search the web excluding the last couple days since this last incident is overloading the search results. This article published in '06 has a list.

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/press-office/press-releases/2006/02/mac...

Edited 2012-04-08 03:34 UTC

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by karunko on Sun 8th Apr 2012 09:29 in reply to "RE: Well ..."
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

They didn't get infected because there were no viruses to infect them. I get the impression some people think it's impossible to get them - but this has never been true.

Isn't this a bit like saying that you are NEVER been hit by a car, therefore you will NEVER be hit by one?

Okay, then! I mean, who could possibly argue with reasoning of such caliber? ;-)



RT.

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RE: Well ...
by gonzo on Sun 8th Apr 2012 02:57 in reply to "Well ..."
gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

And now that it has, there is no joy in this for me.


I did laugh when I read about it :>

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RE: Well ...
by Zer0C001 on Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:04 in reply to "Well ..."
Zer0C001 Member since:
2011-12-22

Now we just need to wait 50 years to see a widespread infection on linux machines and we'll be covered ;)

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