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Things that happen every four years: Olympic Games, Presidential elections, and now new Mac ransomware

James O'Shea

There are/were viruses for Macs _prior to OS X_, but none since. And even in the old days the top malware were worms and trojans. No more worms, either, but lots and lots and lots of trojans. The cure for trjoans is the same as it ever was: don't launch them. That means don't go to dodgy Russian sites and download pirated versions of apps, you're just begging for trouble. If someone were to get an infected installer into a legit site, such as Apple's store, or, in this case, the site of Little Snitch's dev, then there'd be a real problem. But if you have to go and hunt down the malware yourself, well, think of it as evolution in action.

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