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Mac OS X Malware

Thu May 13 18:48:37 GMT 2004 Mac OS X Malware

Link: http://arstechnica.com/news/posts/1084392307.html

This is a trojan horse that deletes your home directory. I do question the articles comment:


The file is cunningly disguised as a Word 2004
for Mac demo  from the forthcoming Office 2004
for Mac suite.
 

Cunning?

The unfortunate reality is that you are running some risk any time you download and install anything - and it's even possible that purchased CD's could be compromised (viri have been introduced to commercial CD masters before).

March 2011: Pretty much the same old story: Mac users mostly do not worry about malware and viruses. Of course they exist; they just are not common.

See Don't be over confident about viruses and Are root powers responsible for malware counts? for more.



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