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Sherman Homan

 
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I think I disagree that market share has anything to do with virus writers. The first hacker who writes a successful OS X virus would get enormous street cred. And that has been true for the last several years since the introduction of OS X.
That said, the true definition of a virus is something that can install itself without your admin authorization. That porno DNS redirect worked because the admin user gives it permission to install itself. There will never be protection against user error!
Ultimately, though, your fears are well founded. This month we saw the Flash vulnerability and even though it is stupid, it clearly does something to the OS that you the user did not allow.
http://news.cnet.com/Multiplying-Mac...3-6217540.html
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=1733
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