IBotnet Virus: Mac Attack for Apple Computers, First Worm
By Jess Snow
Apr 23, 2009
IBotnet virus for Apple computers causes concern. Daily Headline Blog reports, "One of Macís huge selling points was that it was virus-free. Well they canít technically say that anymore. Enter the IBotnet virus, Appleís first worm, no pun intended. So where does this virus come from?
According to DHB it was discovered by the companies designed to look for these things and protect the end user. Many Mac oweners don't even bother with insatlling an anti-virus program. Should they now? That's unclear as the virus was discovered by anti-virus companies McAfee and Symantec and it seems "the virus has entered a couple thousand machines but it is relatively harmless."
If you own a PC you are in the clear as this one is aimed at Macs. If you own a Mac you might not know. Some users wonít even realize they have the bug, it doesnít affect programs harshly. There is really no gain for cyber criminals to use this type of virus. It doesnít infiltrate computers with tons of spam.
More here on the computer virus and the "Mac-specific Trojan Horse program that infects a machine only by downloading a pirated copy of iWork, the Apple productivity suite or Adobe Photoshop CS4. It doesnít spread from peer-to-peer on its own."
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