Monday, March 21, 2005

Sometimes I Wonder About These "Anti-Virus" Companies...

Symantec: Mac OS X a hacker target

According to Biviano, while there have not been any mass outbreaks of viruses targeting the Mac, the potential does exist.

"You don't see Macintosh viruses in mass outbreaks but you do see them in the labs as proof of concepts. There aren't any outbreaks because there are simply are not enough [Macs] out there. For a virus to be successful it needs a combination of an exploit and a large target audience..."

Uhm... WHAT LAB? Their lab? Bill Gate's lab? Proof of concepts? What... huh. Ever wonder if the anti-virus companies might have a hand in the creation of that which enables them to stay in business?


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