Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet

Evidently the reality distortion field doesn’t extend to malware authors

Apple appears to be treating this outbreak as if it were a single incident that won’t be repeated. They seriously underestimate the bad guys, who are not idiots. Peter James, an Intego spokeperson, told me his company’s analysts were “impressed by the quality of the original version.” The quick response to Apple’s move suggests they are capable of churning out new releases at Internet speeds, adapting their software and their tactics as their target—Apple—tries to put up new roadblocks.

Mac malware authors release a new, more dangerous version | ZDNet

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