Monday, May 01, 2006


It seems there is increased buzz about the vulnerability of Mac's OSX. One of the things on the lists of pros that Mac users constantly tout, is their imperviousness to rampant trojan horses and worms. As Apple continues to penetrate the PC market, it is logical to assume that hackers and virus writers will find more incentive to target their users.

My question is: Would a software company ever stoop to the unethical level of hiring a code writer to exploit a known weakness in an operating system to scare Apple users into buying their product? I'd like to say I have faith that things like that don't happen.


Blogger Wil Wheaton said...

Back in the late 80s, there were conspiracy theories that the company Virex, who made anti-viral stuff for the Mac, was actually behind a lot of viruses.

I was more interested in beating Dark Tower back then, though, so I didn't exactly track it down with extreme journalistic hoo hah.

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