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Melissa on MacIntosh...

I've been wondering when virus/worm authors will get around to crossplatform
viruses. It seems the "natural" progression to write something capable of
replicating to another network OS, using methods appropriate for the target
platform. It's certainly possible to fuse for example, Code Red with
Linux.Ramen, or the inevitable Sendmail worm we can expect any day now...

Not that I look forward to it or anything, but these guys are usually in a
one-upsmanship race.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve" <steve at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 11:18 AM
Subject: Re: Melissa on MacIntosh...

> at wrote:
>  > I was asked yesterday by a colleague "How do you remove the virus
>  > from a McIntosh computer"? I always thought that Mac's were virus
> free (or
>  > resistant). This faculty member says she tried Norton's Antivirus with
>  > luck...anyone able to shed light?
> More like "virus writers get more bang for the buck targeting the much
> larger Windows crowd". Would be interesting though to see the ratio # of
> new viruses detected per X time / target computers to see how the
> platforms fare in the virus department.
> This is more of a Microsoft office suite virus than a platform specific
> one. If Linux users had an MS office suite during the Melissa heyday or
> running something like Win4Lin all the time, they'd have the same
> Steve
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