Still no OS X viruses

Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 1:21 PM EST

The sky began to fall October 22, thanks to this discussion on MacInTouch. Readers learned that the first ever virus for Mac OS X had been found. Again!

No, wait... the sky is not falling. If you read the reaction to the story on Macintouch you discover that "Opener" (aka Renepo) is not a worm or a virus. It's a script that can do quite a bit of mischief if it runs on an OS X system that has already been compromised.

By Sandy McMurray at Corante.

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