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From: thomasv at mac.com (Thomas Vincent)
Subject: Debunking the threat of the Mac OS X Trojan

The mainstream press starting with Wired is starting to blast Intego  
for blowing the Mac OS X Trojan out of proportion. What the company  
left out, and what has come apparent. Is that the virus was a  
proof-of-concept that Mac programmer Bo Lindbergh wrote as a  
demonstration of the threat and posted it to  
comp.sys.mac.programmer.misc newsgroup on March 20 along with the link.

The real question I have is it a feature or a security issue that code  
in the id tag of a MP3 file is executed? Also, is Intego guilty of  
trying to cash in on the virus craze?

Wired has published some great articles on the subject:

Mac OS X Trojan a nag
http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,63000,00.html? 
tw=newsletter_topstories_html

Cashing on on Virus Infections
http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,62558,00.html

.
Cheers,
Tom
http://www.ipwrangler.com/
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