Mac worm sparks security concerns

Wednesday, 27 October 2004, 12:42 PM EST

The Mac platform is not immune from security threats, affected as it is by numerous vulnerabilities (many derived from its Unix components) and several thousand macro viruses. However, worms have been all but unknown on the Mac since the late 1980s, security experts said.

The appearance of the Opener, or Renepo, worm may signal that worm writers are getting interested in the platform again, possibly because it is now easy to write malicious code that runs on the Mac as well as other Unix variants, experts said.

By Matthew Broersma at Computer Weekly.

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