Legal fears halt Apple virus competition

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 2:59 PM EST

A competition to see who could infect an Apple computer running OS X has been scrapped by the organisers after complaints from Apple users and fears of legal action.

DVForge, which builds Apple accessories, had offered $25,000 to the first person to infect two G5 PowerMac computers running OS X 10.3 Panther connected to the internet without firewalls or antivirus protection.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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