Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 20:17 UTC
Mac OS X A second strain of malware targeting Mac OS X has been discovered days after a Mac OS X Trojan appeared on the scene. The latest malware, Inqtana-A, is a proof-of-concept worm that attempts to spread using a Bluetooth vulnerability. The worm is not spreading in the wild and uses an internal counter that means it will expire on February 24, so it's unlikely to ever be much of a problem. Nonetheless, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users are still advised to make sure they're patched up in order to guard against attack from any future worm that uses the same exploit. In related OSX news, there's more fuel for the tablet-Mac fire.
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Hmmm... makes you wonder...
by bornagainenguin on Fri 17th Feb 2006 22:11 UTC
bornagainenguin
Member since:
2005-08-07

This makes you wonder if Apple will manage to piss off a OSX86 hacker enough to start attacking the OS?

--bornagainpenguin

PS: I know the timing of these things are coincidential, I'm just saying.

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RE: Hmmm... makes you wonder...
by Jimmy on Sat 18th Feb 2006 04:00 in reply to "Hmmm... makes you wonder..."
Jimmy Member since:
2005-07-06

I was thinking the same exact thing after reading about the first virus yesterday. After Apple sent osx86project.org that DMCA notice, I figured that they would tick off the x86 hackers; since Apple is screwing with their efforts, some of them are probably starting to think its okay to screw with Apple's efforts (their OS).


Now I doubt that this is the case, but you never know.

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RE: Hmmm... makes you wonder...
by evangs on Sat 18th Feb 2006 12:56 in reply to "Hmmm... makes you wonder..."
evangs Member since:
2005-07-07

Yes, that underscores the maturity and mentality of those working on hacking OS X, don't it?

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Jimmy Member since:
2005-07-06

You have to understand that everyone hacking OS X isn't a 29 year old IT worker, who is all "mature and proper" and comes to hack OS X on their x86 machines wearing ties and sipping their Starbucks coffee.

A great deal of people working on the project are just high school kids; very smart at what they do, but some just arent very mature and could very well retailiate against Apple for shutting down their 'fun'.

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