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February 16, 2006

Virus Targets Apple OS

TechWorld has a report of a virus that targets Mac Computers through Apple's IM iChat client.  The virus is called the "Leap-A" by Sophos and forwards itself in a file called "latestpics.tgz."  As with many Windows virus infections, users clicking on the file triggers the infection. 

The virus doesn't actually do anything other than prove that the Mac OS can be infected.  This implies, however, that more may be on the way, and these may have more severe consequences.

The story is here.

Update:  This article in Macworld gives a better impression of the danger of this virus compared to the article in TechWorld.

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