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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RE: Well ...
by Nicholas Blachford on Sun 8th Apr 2012 02:36 UTC in reply to "Well ..."
Nicholas Blachford
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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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RE[2]: Well ...
by Alfman on Sun 8th Apr 2012 03:25 in reply to "RE: Well ..."
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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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RE[3]: Well ...
by WorknMan on Sun 8th Apr 2012 07:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Well ..."
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2005-11-13

IRIC, the other ones were mostly spread via pirated software and such, so weren't very widespread I think this is the first one to infect hundreds of thousands of users.

Edited 2012-04-08 07:54 UTC

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RE[2]: Well ...
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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