A trip down the Mac's malware memory lane

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A trip down the Mac’s malware memory lane.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/10/XJ0MhC.jpg[/newsimage]Did you know that the very first HyperCard virus to afflict early Macs contained a then-timely endorsement of Michael Dukakis for President? Or that Microsoft was responsible for the "Concept" macro virus which affected both Mac and PC owners who opened files in Word? Sophos Labs' Naked Security blog has a rundown of some of the dubious moments in Mac history - from the malware that plagued its earliest iterations to the new threats facing users today.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/a-trip-down-the-macs-malware-memory-lane-52635/](http://www.myce.com/news/a-trip-down-the-macs-malware-memory-lane-52635/)


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HA! Take THAT mac fan boys


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I ain’t no fan boy and I won’t buy a Mac, but if you read the source article it’s titled the SHORT history of Mac Malware for a reason. There are hardly 2 dozen incidents EVER.

Mac’s can be affected by Malware and Trojans but Mac’s do not propagate viruses the way Windows does and that’s thanks to the design of the O/S and security, not because nobody’s tried. I don’t mean they can’t get viruses at all, I mean viruses can’t propagate the same way they can with all the Windows vulnerabilities. There needs to be user intervention at some point (such as OSX/Leap-A).