VIDEO: Cross-platform malware runs on Windows, Mac and Linux

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We made a quick video demonstrating the much-talked about “Boonana” malware threat, also being compared to Koobface as it appears that cybercriminals have been distributing links to it via Facebook, tempting unsuspecting users with the promise of a video.

The reason why this malware is interesting is that it doesn’t just affect Windows users, but can hit Mac OS X and Linux users too.

But don’t just take my word for it, check out the video.

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You can learn more about this malware threat in the post we made yesterday.

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Remember, although there is much more malware affecting the Windows platform than any other operating system, that doesn’t make the likes of Mac OS X and Linux immune from threats.

Do you think users of non-Windows operating systems are too laid back about malware? Or are anti-virus companies hyping the threat? Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.


Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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