Security analysts tracking new OS X viruses

Well, it was going to happen at some point. Amongst the hundreds of reasons you will hear Mac lovers give as to why their machine is 'better' one of the most popular is that there are no viruses out there to accomplish bad things on their machines.

However, news on the BBC Technology website today states that security experts have tracked a pair of viruses designed to harm OS X systems.

Easily found on some 'popular pornographic websites,' the links on there will ask users logging on to these sites to download a "missing Video ActiveX Object" but are sent a virus payload instead. Be sure to watch out for this Mac people. These two novel forms of malware come in the form of an: OSX/Tored-A - an updated version of the Mac OS Tored worm - and a Trojan called OSX/Jahlav-C.

Graham Cluley, a security expert with anti-virus firm Sophos told the BBC, "There is a lot less malware on Mac than for Windows, so Mac users sometimes feel invincible. Apple have marketed their system on the line of 'you won't suffer spyware like you would on Windows' and that has reinforced people's attitudes. And one thing we do know is that you are less likely to be running anti-virus software on a Mac than on a PC."

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