Robert Lemos interviews Kevin Finisterre, founder of security startup Digital Munition, who created the three recent versions of the InqTana worm to raise awareness of security in Apple's OS X. Finisterre discusses his reasons for creating the worms, the problems with Mac OS X security, and why he does not fear prosecution.
Why did you decide to make a worm out of the vulnerability?
Finisterre: I have heard of so many folks touting that misconception that Macs can't get viruses that I thought it was about time to start a dialog with some of the AV (antivirus) companies and express some of my ideas. In the process of confirming my own concerns, this code was created. I am not one for talking about things in concept form - I like to actually implement and prove a concept.
News source: SecurityFocus