Mac Attack

Firm Still Worked Up About Apple’s ‘Really Vulnerable’ OS [Updated]

He doesn't feel so good. (Wikimedia Commons)

Here’s an interesting little news item: The firm that’s been on Apple’s back about the increasing threat of malware and other digital nasties to the Mac OS claims to have been “invited” to help the company improve its security. (No wonder they’ve been harping so hard on Mac vulnerabilities.)

Kaspersky Lab (which makes antivirus software) was all over the Mac Flashback botnet, tracking its rise and releasing the first removal tool, then treating the whole thing as an argument for, you guessed it, antivirus software. Now CTO Nikolai Grebenniko has dished to Computing, calling the Mac operating system “really vulnerable” and announcing that “and Apple recently invited us to improve its security. We’ve begun an analysis of its vulnerabilities, and the malware targeting it.”

He also predicts there’ll be iOS-targeted malware in “the next year or so.”  Read More