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Apple Bluetooth worm Inqtana burrows wirelessly

Ryan Block
February 18, 2006
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You're not really going to care a whole lot if you're an Apple user whose machine has Bluetooth who's already patched their box with last June's OS X security update 2005-006, but if you're one of the, like, three out there who don't meet the aforementioned criteria, watch out. Apparently there's a new Bluetooth worm out called Inqtana that that actually propagates to vulnerable OS X machines wirelesslessly, and moves on to the next. Sounds like F-Secure and Symantec don't believe Inqtana is anything more than a proof-of-concept worm right now (kind of like the Leap / Oompa Loompa OS X trojan going around right now), but being that it could easily be modified and turned into some a little more dangerous to your data and the fact that you should be updating your computer more than once every year, sounds like you should just take the two minutes and go get that Apple fix, son.

[Thanks, Floris]



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