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+ - Microsoft: Macs 'Not Safe From Malware, Attacks Will Increase' 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft researchers have analyzed a new piece of Mac malware that uses a multi-stage attack similar to typical Windows malware infection routines. In a post titled 'An interesting case of Mac OSX malware' the Microsoft Malware Protection Center closed with this statement: 'In conclusion, we can see that Mac OSX is not safe from malware. Statistically speaking, as this operating system gains in consumer usage, attacks on the platform will increase. Exploiting Mac OSX is not much different from other operating systems. Even though Mac OSX has introduced many mitigation technologies to reduce risk, your protection against security vulnerabilities has a direct correllation with updating installed applications.'"
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Microsoft: Macs 'Not Safe From Malware, Attacks Will Increase'

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  • While this is all certainly interesting, I'm most concerned that this malware uses a three-year-old flaw in Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

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    The attack uses MICROSOFT software to infect Macs. Odd that this Mac virus actually helps Microsoft, isn't it? I wonder if MS left those holes there on purpose, just to make Apple look bad?
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    Macs aren't going to be hit by the easiest way to infect a Windows system -- nu

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