Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

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Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Malcolm Frink on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:45 pm
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Does anyone know how to create viruses using Xcode for Mac OSX or can give me advice on how to do it myself or if it is even possible to create one on Mac OSX.
PS. why bother with a mac you might say? because me and my family are staunch mac uses and we only have macs at our house.
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Defience on Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:24 pm
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I'm curious as to why you want to create this virus?
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Malcolm Frink on Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:39 pm
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Just to see if I can and to see if it is possible.
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Defience on Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:53 pm
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Well, that satisfied my curiousity 8-) but I don't have the answer for you....(although I don't believe you can).
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Bren2010 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:19 pm
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There are no, or at least few Mac "viruses" in the wild according to the company. However, the catch is that, that does not count computer worms, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, spam, and theoretical vulnerabilities. If you really want to damage your computer, go after one of those. ;)
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by r-ID on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:06 am
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it is possible, how? Like all other viruses are done, you do programming. You can use c, c++ or obj-c with your Xcode. Viruses are really rare these days, as said before, you can try to do something more challenging like trojan. But, if you ask how to write a virus... start from hello world program.
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by neuromanta on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:19 am
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Of course it is possible to write a virus for Macs. Don't believe anything what Steve Jobs say. Macs are based on the same Neumann architecture like any other PC, so it is possible. Traditional viruses write themselves into the executable files, that's how they are executing their code, and that's how they spread. That's why you can't spread a virus with a pure html page ;) (sorry for ruining many people's beliefs :D). I don't know much about viruses, but you will have to know low level C, or ASM for it (Macs have intel based CPUs now, so you can use x86 ASM).
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by sumusiko on Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:41 am
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malwares are for pri*cks who got nothing better to do besides destroying other people computers , myself i dont find them usefull since im not the destroyer type of guy <.<
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by Goatboy on Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:02 pm
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sumusiko wrote:malwares are for pri*cks who got nothing better to do besides destroying other people computers , myself i dont find them usefull since im not the destroyer type of guy <.<

True, malware is generally a bad thing, but there is much to be learned about artificial intelligence from studying viruses. Just as bacteria are studied to find cures, malware can be analyzed to create better defenses.

I forget the name of it, but a German kid created an anti-malware... malware. It was interesting. As one advanced, the other was rewritten to accommodate. I'll look it up when I get home.
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Re: Create Virus Using Xcode For Mac OSX

Post by insomaniacal on Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:22 pm
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Writing a virus for Mac OSX shouldn't be much different from writing it under any other O/S.

Best of luck to you!
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