Intego announced today that there is an actual virus threat to the invincible Mac: HellRTS.D Backdoor. Yep, that's right, a Mac virus just waiting to take control of your iThis and iThat. It would have been funnier if the virus had a better name, but hey, virus writers aren't necessarily all that clever. But it's a real virus and a real threat so you'd better watch out Mac addicts lest some evildoer takes over your iThingy and surfs over to some naughty site while your girlfriend is updating her Facebook page.
Of course, you can protect yourself with signature files from Intego's antivirus program. And, I know you have that don't you? No? Oh, that's right, you didn't think your Mac was virus vulnerable. Darn it.
I'd like to write a virus for a Mac that makes the single Mac mouse button emulate a two or three button mouse. Now that would be funny. Apple stores all over the world would be flooded with Mac nerds wondering how their Mac bling kept messing up with multiple clicks and right-click menus. Ah, the pandemonium that would ensue.
I would love to see a mall parking lot filled with Priuses sporting rainbow stickers and the Apple store all abuzz with granola-filled, sandal-wearing vegans in an uproar over the whole thing.
Sorry, just had a Mac fantasy there.
So, if your Mac seems like it has a mind of its own, don't assume it's just another uber-awesome Mac application with built-in intelligence; it's actually a virus.
Welcome to Hell Mac users. Roll down some Windows, if you get too hot.
Edited 6 Years Ago by khess: n/a