Mac Malware Outbreak Breaks Records
In case you didn't know, during the last weekend, over 600,000 Macs became part of a botnet. Since 600,000 Macs represents over 1% of the entire Mac OS X install base, this is officially the worst compromise of any platform in the history of computers.
This happened, because Apple arrogantly didn't patch a java vulnerability until it was too late. A patch is now out for Snow Leopard and Lion, but not for Leopard (Apple doesn't support it any more). The patch closes the hole, but it does not fix the infected computers, on the contrary, they remain a part of the still growing Mac botnet (these computers are 100% compromised and the unknown party can e.g. lift passwords and such from them).
One of the weirdest things about all this is, that almost none of the American tech blogs are even reporting it. I made a post about this last night in Engadget. It was in a Nokia smear thread, i.e. Engadget was attempting to make it seem as if there was some significant problem with the Lumia 900, although in reality less than 30 people were affected. Of course, I was banned for my post.