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It's actually lots of fun.

Watching the chicken littles scurry is actually lots of fun - all the while more and more wonker variants are being found in the wild. What is most amazing is to see how many idiots get the facts wrong.

Talk about systematic disinformation.

There is at least one error of judgement or one technical error in each of the following statements. Can you find them all? You could win a big prize!

A malicious computer worm has been found that targets Apple Computer Inc's Mac OS X operating system, believed to be the first such virus aimed specifically at the Mac platform.
 - Reuters/CNN Money

The Trojan is being called the 'Oompa-Loompa Trojan horse'.
 - Macworld UK

By you, yes.
 - Brendon C Bleebwart

The InputManagers folder sits in the Library folder of a user's account, or in the System Library folder.
 - Macworld UK

The Trojan exploits Spotlight to find and infect the four most recently used Cocoa applications each time you use one.
 - Macworld UK

It does not exploit any security holes.
 - MacDailyNews

There are zero Mac OS X viruses.
 - MacDailyNews

It'll be interesting to see which media organizations, if any, pick up on this and run the incorrect story of the first OS X virus.
 - MacDailyNews

This is what it's come to: making up a OS X virus where none exists.
 - MacDailyNews

'Hey! Somebody just dropped a nuclear bomb on my house and destroyed it!' 

'It wasn't a nuclear bomb.'

'Oh! I feel so much better then!'

Mac users are being warned to be on the lookout for what is being called one of the first viruses for Apple computers.
 - BBC Technology News

A new Trojan for Apple's OS X computers has appeared.
 - SecurityFocus

The Trojan has been neither widespread as a worm nor particularly effective, but should be an eye opener to Apple users that no modern computer system is safe from the potential for viruses, worms and malicious code.
 - SecurityFocus

The malicious code uses social engineering tactics to infect a user's system and does not exploit any security holes in OS X.
 - SecurityFocus

HFS is not only a security hole, it's a fucking crater.
 - Brendon C Bleebwart

The steps required to install the worm highlight the fact that a default install of OS X finds the average user running without administrator privileges.
 - SecurityFocus

Update: removed 'proof-of-concept' from the article title, as the Trojan was found in the wild.
 - SecurityFocus

Where else did you find it, fuckup?
 - Brendon C Bleebwart

Intego believes Oompa Loompa is actually a combination of all three types of malware. First, it is a Trojan horse - an executable hidden inside a file disguised as a graphic file; then it is a virus, as it replicates to other applications on a user's computer; finally, it is a worm when it sends itself via iChat to other users.
 - The Mac Observer

OSX/Leap-A, a proof of concept piece of malware.
 - The Mac Observer

Leap-A is merely an attempt to disguise an executable program as an image in effort to trick the recipient into launching the program. Launching a program in Mac OS X requires the user to enter their password, an indicator that should clue most users into the fact that it is not what it appears to be.
 - The Mac Observer

Leap-A is not a virus. It is malicious software that requires a user to download the application and execute the resulting file. Apple always advise users to only accept files from vendors and Web sites that they know and trust.
 - Apple Computer

Don't open attachments.
 - Microsoft after the Love Bug

The first worm targeting Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system has surfaced, though it does not appear to be widespread or especially dangerous. Its emergence, however, could indicate that hackers - who have almost exclusively targeted the much larger Windows PC market - are expanding their attacks.
 - Jon Swartz

The vast majority of malicious hacks are aimed at Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system and some of its products, largely because Microsoft has more than 90 percent of the market for computer operating systems.
 - Reuters/CNN Money

This first Macintosh OS X threat is an example of the continuing spread of malicious code to other platforms.
 - Vincent Weafer, Symantec Security Response

An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.
 - Reuters/CNN Money

Since most software is rubbish anyway, it might as well be free rubbish.
 - RGE, forum poster

The first Apple virus: just a media stunt!
 - Playful Boys, Romania

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