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eWeek: Could a Worm on Mac or Linux Ever Get Traction?

May 08, 2004, 05:30 (33 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Seltzer)

"We saw a series of Macintosh security vulnerabilities exposed this week. Some of them are quite nasty, but the nature of the bug notwithstanding, it's unlikely to be as widely exploited as a Windows problem.

"Will we ever see something like the Sasser worm for the Macintosh or Linux? It's an interesting question, and not just for academic reasons. Undoubtedly, many people who choose these platforms do so because they think it immunizes them from the sorts of attacks Windows users must deal with..."

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