Mac Malware: Slow but Steady Evolution


Although security vulnerabilities are discovered in Mac OS X on a monthly basis, the operating system remains a backwater for malware hackers. "We have seen an increase in bugs, but they haven't been critical," Amol Sarwate, vulnerability research manager for Qualys, a security auditing and vulnerability management company in Redwood Shores, Calif., told MacNewsWorld.

"There aren't enough Mac OS systems being used to be exploited publicly by viruses and worms," he added. "When vulnerabilities are being found on a regular basis," he continued, "what makes the most impact is a virus or worm using that vulnerability to spread itself. We haven't seen a virus or worm use an OS X vulnerability to make a big impact." Mac News: Security: Mac Malware: Slow but Steady Evolution

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