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Sunk
May 30th, 2011, 07:22
What are your thoughts on malware for Macs like MacDefender and the Mac OSX exploit kit that were recently released? Is this the beginning of malware being a serious problem for Macs, or is it no big deal?

Silkut
May 30th, 2011, 08:13
..Or is it the beginning of a new market segment ?
I'd be more concerned about mobile applications...

Sunk
May 31st, 2011, 08:17
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[Originally Posted by Silkut;90398]..Or is it the beginning of a new market segment ?



For who, the AV companies or the attackers stealing money from Mac users?

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I'd be more concerned about mobile applications...


Me too, probably only a matter of time before that becomes popular with attackers.

Silkut
June 5th, 2011, 15:33
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[Originally Posted by Sunk;90411]Me too, probably only a matter of time before that becomes popular with attackers.


It's already popular amongst security researchers. A lot of PoC have been published lately (or developped for those not publicly known). As you said it's only a matter of time until a big mafia gang get aboard the mobile threat train.

janjensen
September 2nd, 2011, 00:36
Did anyone test it yet on Lion?