There is again a Proof of Concept Virus for Mac OS X. To be honest the virus is no big deal in itself. But it is yet another warning for a lot of parties involved.
Yet, it is still your responsability to make sure you do not spread malware (even if you might not be vulnerable to it yourself).
And when (not if) a really bad one hits you or your company it's better to be ready and have a framework to distribute signatures ready than to have to start shopping, get a budget, get purchase to order it, roll it out, ... after you got hit. It is a lot easier to do before you get hit.
So Apple, Apple shopkeepers, antivirus vendors and Mac users, PLEASE get a decent framework in place and please be aware there is no magic shield preventing malware on a Mac (or any other modern platform).
- I writing this on my Mac, and I love my Macs.
- Thanks to Juha-Matti for pointing out the PoC.
Swa Frantzen -- Section 66
Nov 2nd 2006
1 decade ago