Friday, April 24, 2009

Getting Off The High Horse

I don't like Macs, they feel foreign to me. For years friends and strangers have been urging me to get a Mac, touting it's security and art friendly software. Well, now it seems Mac isn't as safe as it used to be, the first Trojan designed for a Mac has been discovered.
Until recently, the big target always was Microsoft Windows, and Apple computers were protected by "relative obscurity," [Kevin Haley, a director of security response at Symantec] said.

But blogs are buzzing this week about what two Symantec researchers have called the first harmful computer program to strike specifically at Mac.

This Trojan horse program, dubbed the "iBotnet," has infected only a few thousand Mac machines, but it represents a step in the evolution of malicious computer software, Haley said.

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