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An anonymous security researcher claims to have developed a worm capable of delivering a malicious payload to fully-patched Mac OS X systems.

A posting on the Information Security Sellout blog insists that the worm proves that Apple computers are as vulnerable to malware as Windows-based PCs.

The blog is written by a group of anonymous researchers using the name 'Infosec Sellout'.

The researcher responsible for the post claimed to be developing the worm for a client, and said that no proof-of-concept or related details will be published. The author claims that the client does not plan to use the worm for criminal purposes.

The author has not yet notified Apple of the bug, but plans to contact the company "eventually"...
http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...laims-mac-worm
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we all know that macs are just as susceptible to viruses as PC's, but hackers dont take the time to make them, because the majority of computers are PC's.
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A worm in an Apple... sorry, just had to say it
    
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A worm in an Apple... sorry, just had to say it
That's our Duke! *boom-ba-boom crash*
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We all know why there are less viruses etc. on Macs... as not many people use them... Macs are crap and it's shocking how thanks to Apples advertising they are becoming slightly popular nowadays... still never ever seen someone use one in the street though
    
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we all know that macs are just as susceptible to viruses as PC's, but hackers dont take the time to make them, because the majority of computers are PC's.
True.

Besides, we all know only hippies and yuppies use Macs. So, unless hackers wanted the steal a great vegan meatloaf recipe or the latest Michael Bolton album.. no point in coding Mac viruses.
    
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A worm in an Apple... sorry, just had to say it
HA HA!
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but i think i like the worm in the apple better.... its just so... perfect........
    
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