Hi So I'm trying to learn about mac malware and its capabilities and prevalence as it appears to be different to windows malware. I've got the basics: there are no viruses in the wild, just trojans. And those have to be installed by the user in some way with the use of the admin password. However I was just wondering if anyone could shed some light on the people who create the malware and distribute it. I was looking at : http://www.thesafemac.com/mmg-catalog/ which lists most of, if not all, known mac malware in history, most of which cannot affect an updated system. It seems like very little, most of which appear, from what I can tell, to be money making schemes and botnets or, every now and again, targeted attacks at high profile individuals. Does this mean that if you do somehow end up installing mac malware that its most likely going to be one of these money making/botnet (rather impersonal, from what I can tell) schemes or is there a sort of more sinister culture like there is in windows? For example, Are there the mac equivalent of the script kiddie creeps who use black shades etc on windows systems to perv on people without their knowing? Also, how come there isn't much mac malware out there? Is there a chance that there's loads but we just don't know about it? Or are there just not many people writing it or maybe it's harder to write for unix systems than windows? These questions may seem dumb, but I haven't manages to find the answers anywhere else and I'm intrigued. I've never been that computer literate but seeing as we've hit an age where it's quite hard to do life without one, it's always good to stay educated and know what the threats are. Sorry for the long post. Hope someone can shed some light. Thanks.