In theory, it’s deadly against Macs

A new piece of adware has been created for Mac OS X. In theory, maybe, as a proof of concept, under all the right conditions, assuming it doesn’t get patched next Tuesday (oops, that’s Microsoft day), it might possibly be able to attack unspecified weaknesses in the UNIX-based operating system.

After all the false alarms, proofs gone haywire, (very) late breaking reports, everyone hedges their bets nowadays. It has a name, iAdware, so at least someone in marketing gets some kudos.

The boy who cried wolf is going to rear his ugly head against Apple, but I suspect the hackers will wait until Apple’s market share is a few points higher than Dell’s.

UPDATE: Another view, less deadly.

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