Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Oh Noes -- My Mac is infected!

... with a Windows virus, or with Windows?

While running skype on my macbook pro, I got this lovely little instant message...


ATTENTION ! Security Center has detected
malware on your computer !

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
Microsoft Windows Win98
Microsoft Windows Server 2003

Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution / Virus Infection /
Unexpected shutdowns

Recommendation: Users running vulnerable version should install a repair
utility immediately

Your system IS affected, download the patch from the address below !
Failure to do so may result in severe computer malfunction.

[url removed]
I find that just absolutely hillarious. What a grand scheme -- spam random skype addresses with some windows virus message. For what it is worth, I also get the same kind of random windows specific virus warnings when visiting certain websites.

Good thing I'm a smug mac bastard and don't have to worry about such things (for now).


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