Wanted to share this not as a direct MAC attack, but to illustrate that the tide may be turning Mac OS X Top Target in Browser Beatdown
Legendary bank robber Willie Sutton was made famous for allegedly explaining why he robbed banks with the answer: "Because that's where the money is." So why do cyber crooks attack Web browsers? Because that's where the user is.
But maybe a more accurate answer is: "Because that's where the vulnerabilities are." At least, that was the answer given by a 25-year-old German computer science student known only as "Nils," who last week proudly showcased three brand new exploits for remotely hijacking the most popular Web browsers, including Firefox, Safari and the last beta release of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8.
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