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Originally Posted by Sherman Homan View Post
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.
I disagree with your conclusion that market share doesn't affect virus writers. As it [mac] becomes more and popular with people for being virus free, hackers and virus writers will become aware that they need to start writing viruses for mac. Of course, there have been small 'viruses' before, that I consider pranks. I remember reading in MacWorld about a few early viruses for mac, and it was mentioning about inserting floppy disks into the older machines and causing viruses. Which would be a great idea for current hackers. Pop a disk into 50 machines, save the file, open it. Bam, there goes that machine. Put your file up on a torrent site, like mininova, and 500 people download thinking it's, say, Adobe Photoshop CS3, and their machines are infected. I don't think viruses for mac are too far in the future. Everyone, buy Norton Utilities!
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