Second Mac OS X worm found

Posted on Monday, February 20 2006 @ 21:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A week ago security firms found the first worm for Apple's Mac OS X and today a second worm has been found:
A second OS X worm has been identified that exploits an old Bluetooth vulnerability to spread from one Mac to another.

Inqtana.A is a 'proof of concept' and harmless worm that relies on a vulnerability in both Panther and Tiger that Apple patched last June. The patch is also included in all subsequent OS X updates.
More info over at PC Pro.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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