Helpful Mac OS X worms?

All software contains some form of security flaw--but if you discover a flaw, should you tell the world about it? If you're a Mac security researcher, apparently the answer is yes. While Apple is pretty good at patching its systems--in fact, Apple has just released 20 new patches for OS X, including those exploited by the Leap.a virus--the latest patches do not completely address the concerns of one security researcher.

By creating three proof-of-concept worms last week, Kevin Finisterre started a public dialogue over Mac OS X security. But he also opened a Pandora's box, giving script kiddies techniques that could be used in future Mac OS X viruses. Security Watch: Helpful Mac OS X worms? - CNET reviews

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 3rd March 2006 11:56PM