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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

First Mac OS X Spyware Spotted

Yes folks, the time where Mac owners could safely brag about how secure their system are now gone. According to this eWeek article, F-Secure Anti-Virus researchers have recently spotted the first real Mac adware program capable of launching browser windows on OSX.

The company said the sample, named iAdware, successfully launched the Mac's built-in Safari Web browser whenever applications were being used.

With the ever increasing popularity of Mac desktops and laptops, something like this was bound to happen eventually.Be forewarned: this is only a beginning and there is not much we can do to stop this trend.

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