While catching up on my reading I came across this article by Kaspersky Labs
in regards to Malware Evolutions and the new trends of malware writers
This is interesting....these types of threats have been around for ages...and with other OSes...and the only way to protect your self is to keep updated and patch your systems...no matter what OS or browser you are running....
The near future may well bring a range of malicious programs created on the principle “If changes to the configuration of the operating system modules are monitored, then we will modify the modules themselves”. This is an approach which has long since been used by virus writers in creating rootkits for UNIX.
and this...hardware :eek7:
However, SubVirt, when taken together with eEye’s BootRoot, signal the dawn of an era when users will need hardware protection.
and this MAC
The potential popularity and consistent growth of future versions of MacOS didn’t just attract the attention of IT professionals and users, but naturally also of virus writers and hackers around the world.
and cell phones
The problem of mobile malware is intensifying by the day. In 2005 there was a steady trickle of Trojans designed to infect mobile devices running Symbian;
Its not Microsofts fault .
Its crimminals trying to take advantage of people......where ever they can find a way to.
So people...you might as well get used to patching\securing and maintaining ANYTHING that has software :D
My .02 cdn