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OS X sees its second worm, but it is very unlikely to spread

F-Secure has pin-pointed another vulnerability in the Apple OS X operating system. The first such malware for OS X was reported last week and targeted chat programs. This latest vulnerability, a worm called OSX/Inqtana-A, takes aim at OS X's Bluetooth stack.

The chances of the worm spreading are slim as Apple patched the vulnerability in May of 2005. "It's disturbing to see a second worm for Mac OS X so soon after the first, but it should be remembered that this is only two compared to well over 100,000 viruses for Microsoft operating systems. The good news is that Inqtana is not going to spread successfully in the wild, but this announcement will still be a shock to those in the Mac community who thought hackers were not interested in their operating system," said Graham Cluely, a consultant for Sophos.

OS X is not invulnerable to attacks, but compared to users in the Windows world, Mac users have it pretty easy.

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RE: They are too cocky.
By littlebitstrouds on 2/21/2006 4:32:36 PM , Rating: 2
Wow, wonderfull use of vocab... you don't think that someone has already tried? Some pridefull chap like yourself? And it's good to see that you are so skilled that you can write all these virus'. Maybe turn that skill into a good use instead of trying to hurt the world. Or just maybe you have no real skill and this is just the rant of some untalented windows fanboi.

RE: They are too cocky.
By Homerboy on 2/21/2006 4:33:47 PM , Rating: 1
Ironic his subject line hey?

RE: They are too cocky.
By BioRebel on 2/21/2006 5:38:52 PM , Rating: 2
I hate windows. But I also hate it when Apple followers believe that stuff. They're no more protected than windows users. It all comes down to a matter of usage.

"A lot of people pay zero for the cellphone ... That's what it's worth." -- Apple Chief Operating Officer Timothy Cook
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