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Would Someone Please Release a MacOS X Virus!

Shannon Love (705240) writes | more than 4 years ago

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Shannon Love (705240) writes "Would Someone Please Just Release a Mac OS X Virus Already? For eight plus years we've been told that Mac OS X is just as easy to subvert in the real world as Windows. For eight plus years, I've waited for the predicted malware tsunami to hit the Mac. Yet, it's never happened and the suspense is killing me!

Some intrepid hacker needs to put an end to this debate and put Mac users out the misery of eight plus years of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Unless of course, they can't. After all this time, with Apple being the highest profile computing company in the world and with tens of millions of supposedly bare assed Macs out there why hasn't anyone actually succeeded at making a Mac OS X virus or worm? Shouldn't someone have done so by now at least as a prank or a proof of concept?

At what point do we begin to suspect that we've misunderstood something important about Macs and self-reproducing malware?"

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Make more money on Macs with Malware and Viruses. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31042726)

The best criminals I know don't advertise when, when and how they are going to rip you off. It is the piece of malware that goes undetected the longest the scores the most green.

Re:Make more money on Macs with Malware and Viruse (1)

Shannon Love (705240) | more than 4 years ago | (#31055770)

Yes, it would seem that Macs would be a very profitable soft target.

Only when you alter the software (1)

ObamaPacman (1742646) | more than 4 years ago | (#31094988)

Jailbroken iPhone already got a worm, but that required altering Apple's software. OS X still hasn't had a virus. Part of the reason is many hackers actually use Mac laptops, as it's easy to multi boot and run virtual machines (while on battery).
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