Researcher: AppleScript great for malware

Apple's scripting language for the Mac OS X operating system is both easy to use and a powerful way to automate system tasks, two attributes that empower malicious coders as well as legitimate developers, the security researcher behind the Month of Kernel Bugs, known as "L.M.H.", stated in a blog post.

The researcher--who has also promised to deliver an Apple bug every day for a month, likely to be January--demonstrated the utility of AppleScript for writing a mass-mailing computer virus by showing how portions of the LoveLetter virus could have been written in AppleScript. Researcher: AppleScript great for malware

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 27th December 2006 10:42PM