Third worm hits Mac OS X

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  1. GUI_Tex

    GUI_Tex Registered Member

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    Security researchers have confirmed what may be the worst-yet security flaw for Apple's Mac OS X, following the appearance of two Mac worms in a single week.

    The newly disclosed bug allows attackers to disguise malicious shell scripts as harmless files stored in ZIP archives. The bug is considered particularly dangerous because it can be used to execute malicious code on a system automatically via the Safari web browser, which is set by default to open ZIP archives.

    Apple has not yet released a patch, according to security vendors. The flaw's discovery was attributed to Michael Lehn and was confirmed by several security vendors.

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  2. controler

    controler Guest

    Hello

    It is buisness as usual :D

    Just when people post that Apple is the greatest since sliced bread, someone proves wrong LOL


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  3. EraserHW

    EraserHW Malware Expert

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    After read the article: which is the third worm? I don't see any worms, only a bug and the "potential" for some new worm.
     
  4. webyourbusiness

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    well if you consider the potential for a THIRD worm proving apple 'wrong' - I would have to evaluate just that 'doze has done RIGHT - that number of new worms is often surpassed in a single hour on the windoze platform...
     
  5. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Why hackers are taking a bite of Apple

    "For years, Apple has had a strong grip on the educational market in North America. The publishing business also relies heavily on Apple computers.

    More important, however, is the fact that several years ago, key branches of the military switched to Mac computers for security reasons - fewer people were trying to hack into those particular computers."


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