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Hackers ignore Unix underpinnings of OS X when writing malware

Oct 15, 2015, 06:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Greene)

Rather than attacking underlying UNIX mechanisms, OS X malware studied by Bit9 + Carbon Black went after Mac OS X-specific mechanisms. Given the Unix/Linux roots of OS X, researchers expected attackers would adapt Linux and Unix malware to OS X, but that turned out not to be the case.

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