[LINK] Rampaging bugbear
Sun, 6 Oct 2002 19:48:27 +1000 (EST)
On Sun, 6 Oct 2002, Adam Todd wrote:
> I wasn't aware there were any (if) Mac Viruses at all? Perhaps OSX might
> have some susceptibility due to it's Linux base? But even that is highly
> minimal in most cases.
OSX is based on BSD. Also, because it's a different architecture any
linux worms like slapper won't affect it as it looks for specific OS versions
and hardware platforms. Not to say a cross platform worm is not a big
> As to Solaris, only the typical third party applications would be possible
I have a bit of code called "sunkiller". You give it an IP address of a
Sun box and watch it grind to a halt. I think later SunOS versions
are protected. I reported the bug to Sun in 1997 along with some
> The Mac's can be quite playful thought too. Don't they accept standard PCI?
It's not the hardware. It is getting the vendors to write the drivers.
Mostly there is support for the Mac these days.
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