Apple: ‘Opener’ is not a virus, Trojan horse, or worm

“After a week of contemplation, Apple has announced that the ‘Opener’ malware program blighting OS X is not a virus – although the security community disagrees,” Dan Ilett reports for ZDNet UK. “Discovered a week ago, the Opener program


  1. Symantec declared that Mac owners were protected if they had kept their antivirus software up to date.” Ilett reports.

    Sheesh people are acting like it’s an epidmic,
    How many computers have been infected, I bet I count them on my hands.

  2. Hey, beryllium

    What, exactly, is an “acorym” (to which you have such vehement objections)? Do you mean “acronym”? Man, if you’re going to be self-righteous, at least be RIGHT!

  3. Well, we have all � as mac users � been saying that OSX is safe, and if this is the best that the underground can come up with, I have nothing to worry about. The only way this thing spreads is by the users’ own stupidity. Hell, anyone getting infected by this should have an honourable mention in the Darwin Awards.

  4. Anti-virus software? I vaguely remember something called Norton Anti-Virus but since it would constantly crash my computer and disrupt the operation of other mission critical applications I deemed it malware and disposed of it. Since then my computer has been safe and stable.

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