Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A virus for the Apple Mac?

Today, news have come out that a hacker was able to explore a bug in the Apple OS kernel (known by the name of Darwin). It has been one of the few times I heard that a bug in Mac OS kernel was reported to be found and explored to create something similar to a virus or warm.

This can mean one of two things:

  1. Apple is doing a worse job of creating new versions of its operating system; or
  2. The mac is getting so much attention that crackers are starting to spend more time on it. As a result, we should expect viruses in the coming months...
I hope this can be, in fact, the result of a third option: the mac OS is not getting worse, and this was just another opportunity for the media to focus on bad news for Apple. What do you think?


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