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Discussion in 'macOS' started by clevin, May 7, 2009.
Gee... seems like a pattern here....
oh, can you provide some cases of such thing that constitute your "pattern"?
It's possible that he means of all the worms, holes, security flaws with OS X, very rarely, if at all, do they come into fruition or become an actual security threat to the OS. Every system has its flaws, yet it hasn't really been worth it, or hasn't been easy enough for the typical creators of such things to put in the effort needed to infect the small percentage of Macs vulnerable and still turn a profit (say, infecting 5% of Windows machines out there or infecting 5% of Macs out there, and then having 1% of those people give up information or fall for the associated scam to earn said profit).
I'm not referring to the handful of trojans out there that can affect the Mac OS, though.
Im just curious about the prior cases of such worms that "exist in reality, but not severe enough, or not good enough to cause significant damages. "
I can't find any detail on this "worm" or on how it works.
Vendors are calling it "proof on concept".
I also doubt it's a worm, it's most likely a trojan which acts like a worm.
It's a trojan.
Well it's not really a worm, but a trojan.
And yes, I'd say that OSX/Oompa-A was quite similar. From a similar announcement around the time of its discovery:
There was also that Bluetooth worm c. Panther that was created after the hole it exploited was patched (and after the patch was rolled out.)
So yeah, I think it follows the pattern of "things that get the news sites in a fit, but don't actually pose a real threat".