The Newton Virus: Hitting a Mac near you?

The Newton Virus

The Newton virus is a perfectly inoffensive little Mac application that will never replicate itself, mail itself to your contact list or delete any of your files. According to its designer, it was made to revive the golden era of “fun” viruses, which were created to make pranks upon your friends. The little critter comes on a USB key that looks like a cross between an evil Apple logo and a carnivore PacMan. If you want to infect someone with it, all you need to do it to plug the device on a Mac system for a few seconds and remove it. The Virus will then execute itself at a completely random time, and it will do so only once. Check out the following video to see it in all its destructive glory.