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.
Thread beginning with comment 96976
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Hmmm... makes you wonder...
by evangs on Sat 18th Feb 2006 12:56 UTC 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?

Reply Parent Score: 0

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'.

Reply Parent Score: 2