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The first virus’s for Mac OS X

February 18th, 2006 by Patrick S

Nearly Everyday i get lectured on how Apples and their Operating System (Mac OSX) Are superior to PC’s and Windows Distributions, simply because they are resistant to virus’s and Malware! Well today TWO- count em’ TWO Virus’s were found for Mac OSX. 

The first virus for Mac OS X has been found today. It is called OSX/Leap.A.

The malware was originally posted via link to MacRumors forum pretending to be screenshot for Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard.

Leap.A propagates through iChat and infects local applications using the companion method. Our description is located at http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/leap_a.shtml

That there ^^ Is Number one of 2-The Second appears to be quite different indeed.

OSX/Inqtana.A is a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It tries to spread from one infected system to others by using Bluetooth OBEX Push vulnerability CAN-2005-1333.

Inqtana.A has not been met in the wild and it uses Bluetooth library that is locked into specific Bluetooth address and the library expires on 24. February 2006. So it is quite unlikely that Inqtana.A would be any kind of threat.

 Ha MSFT Windows Forever 😀 🙂 😉

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3 Responses

  1. Deansweb2004|NT Says:

    Hahaha, finally the suckers are finally getting virus :P, now hopefully they keep coming..

  2. Edd Says:

    Two viruses is nothing compared to the thousand viruses on Windows and flaws in IE

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Not yet…But if there are virus’s emerging it paves the way for more…2 more have been found tonight.