Interview: Kevin Finisterre, creator of recent OS X Worms


Robert Lemos interviews Kevin Finisterre, founder of security startup Digital Munition, who created the three recent versions of the InqTana worm to raise awareness of security in Apple's OS X. Finisterre discusses his reasons for creating the worms, the problems with Mac OS X security, and why he does not fear prosecution.

If Apple is proactive about curbing the behavior that has been recently identified I think they will be taking a step in the right direction. The key will be to identify things like this moving forward and nip them in the bud before they are abused. Macs will continue to attract attention, and by doing so, we are going to see a lot of creative attacks come out. The ultimate outcome is in Apple's hands - how they respond both proactively and reactively will make all the difference.
Spreading security awareness for OS X

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th February 2006 7:39AM