Considered to be the first virus targeting Apple computers,â€˜Leap-Aâ€™ worm has sent a strong message for plugging the loopholes in the Apple platform.
Users of Apple computers were warned recently to protect themselves, after the existence of a new kind of worm virus emerged.
The Leap-A worm, which spreads through instant messaging program iChat, is thought to be the first virus for the Apple platform. It poses as a series of pictures which, when opened, allows the worm through a security loophole in order to implant itself in other programs.
Experts say it is easy for users to protect themselves, but that the arrival of malicious code should be a wake-up call to Mac users, who have been unaffected by viruses until now.
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