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The malicious program, known as Leap-A, tries to spread via Apple's iChat instant messaging program.
but security firms don't think it's a great threat.
Security firms said Leap-A was not widespread and was unlikely to catch out many Apple users.
6 months ago there was a hullaballoo over almost the exact same thing: someone took an Applescript and made it look like a JPG, but when you emailed it, you lost the JPG thumbnail and it still required you to enter your admin password.
it never made it out into the wild.
As far as I can tell, this one is ALSO not out in the wild.
but with this one, you have to jump through more hoops to get the thing to do anything.
Looks like there are a couple changes though that Apple can make to shut down the iChat mechanism, but bottom line: Still no OS X virus. Don't run as admin. Don't install software unless you trust the source.
Oddly though that "warning" poem reminded me of when dos was being threatened by better versions (dr dos i believe) and MS software would give you a warning and not let you install. It seems Apple's message and reasons for creating the messages are allot more clear, as usual.