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emazur
05-12-2011, 01:12 AM
Anyone know if this effects PowerPC Macs? I don't use my Mac often (got it for free) and currently have no security software installed
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/vulnerabilities/229402693

Malware aimed at Macs has unexpectedly spiked in the early days of May. For starters, security experts are warning that the first-ever automated do-it-yourself crimeware kit that targets Apple OS X computers is now for sale on underground forums.

"Detailed information about this crimeware kit is not being leaked publicly and the authors of the kit are obviously trying to stay below the radar, allowing only vetted users of the forums to see most of the content," according to a Tuesday blog post from Peter Kruse, partner and security specialist at Danish information security firm CSIS Security Group. The crimeware toolkit is marketed as "Weyland-Yutani BOT" and retails for $1,000. Its creators have also promised forthcoming versions for Linux and the iPad.