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Mac Virus Detected last week pretty weak!

Posted by geeknews at 1:56 PM on November 6, 2006

A Mac virus detected and reported on last week appears to be pretty weak, and so far has only infected about 50 Intel based Mac’s. The virus writer himself expressed his frustration within the code of the virus, indicating he was having a lot of trouble for such a small amount of code. While Mac users continue to enjoy a computing experience that is virus free, the concern for some experts is that the Mac users will become to compliant.

My thought on this is that while doubtful that a sophisticated virus for the Mac is going to appear anytime soon, that if one did it could really do some major damage. Only time will tell but Mac users will continue to be able to sleep easy knowing there operating system is pretty secure. [ZDNet]

2 Comments

  1. From Tommy Abbott, Jr. at 2:13 pm on November 6, 2006

    Mac users should be preparing for more virus attacks as Mac computers are getting more popular. It’s just foolish IMO not to run some sort of virus scan just to prove a point. I think the days of being virus free could be coming to an end for the Mac OS. Exploits in software is inexvitable.

  2. From Tommy Abbott, Jr. at 2:13 pm on November 6, 2006

    Mac users should be preparing for more virus attacks as Mac computers are getting more popular. It’s just foolish IMO not to run some sort of virus scan just to prove a point. I think the days of being virus free could be coming to an end for the Mac OS. Exploits in software is inexvitable.