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Mac on Intel x86, OS X Virus, Poetry - Apple on the Prowl

Apple forces Mac fan websites to shut down

Apple sent cease-and-desist noticies to OSx86 Project and after they featured links to information on how to run OSX on (non-Apple) Intel PCs.

Shortly before the forums were closed down, a developer had posted a working guide that let others install Mac OS X 10.4.4 on non-Macs.

The site was also the first to uncover Apple's hidden verse within OS X that asked hackers not to steal the operating system.

Don't Steal Mac OS X.kext - Apple recites poetry for OS X Hackers
Apple predicted that hackers would try to crack its new OS X operating system built to work on Intel chips and run pirated versions on non-Apple computers.

Full text of Apple's poetic warning to Mac OS hackers
Your karma check for today: There once was a user that whined/his existing OS was so blind/he'd do better to pirate/an OS that ran great/but found his hardware declined./Please don't steal Mac OS!/Really, that's way uncool./(C) Apple Computer, Inc.
Leap.A - The first virus for Mac OS X
The Apple worm Leap.A (Oompa Loompa), that spreads via Apple iChat IM, is believed to be the first virus aimed specifically at the Apple Mac OS X platform.

Leap.A sends itself to available contacts on the infected users' buddy list in a file called "latestpics.tgz" (see screenshot). The file then disguises its contents with a JPEG graphic icon in a move designed to fool people into thinking it is harmless.

Mac OS X Bluetooth worm
OSX/Inqtana.A is a proof of concept worm for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger). It tries to spread from one infected system to others by using Bluetooth OBEX Push vulnerability CAN-2005-1333.

It is quite unlikely that Inqtana.A would be any kind of threat. The Apple worm will deactivate on 24 February 2006.

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