Worm targets Mac OS X users

Monday, 25 October 2004, 1:22 PM EST

Security experts have warned Mac users about the emergence of a new worm that "represents a huge security headache".

The worm, known as Renepo or Opener, disables the Mac OS X's built-in firewall and installs hacker tools to steal personal information.

It is unusual for Mac users to be affected by virus outbreaks - most virus writers and hackers tend to focus on creating malicious code for the Microsoft Windows platform.

By Claire Woffenden at Web User.

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