it's awesome how a POC gets media attention, while 114,000 viruses last year for PCs gets nothingANNOYED AT Apple fanboy smugness, an anonymous independent insecurity expert has developed a worm for the Apple OSX.
The bloke, who goes by the handle of "Information Security Sellout" has developed a worm that targets an unknown vulnerability affecting OSX.
In his bog, Information Security Sellout claimed that his proof-of-concept worm could gain root access. His worm was based on a variation of mDNSResponder vulnerabilities that Apple had previously patched.
He had also tested it on a network of approximately 1,500 OS X systems.
His version, called "Rape", only snuffles in a LAN, but he says it would not take much extra work for the worm to attack down the Internet tubes.
When his research is finished he says he will give it to Apple to have a look at. However looking at the comments in his bog it appears his actions have caused a crisis of faith among Apple fanboys. There are the usual death threats but what is sad is that many of them are completely convinced that a worm in an Apple is impossible.