MacForensicsLab.com has published a white paper on the anatomy of malware, virus, worm, and Trojan threats to Mac OS X.

The MacForensicsLab.com website is dedicated to the provision of information and tools for the law enforcement community. The latest white paper details the history, present, and future of virus and malware technologies with a specific focus on how these things affect Mac OS X users.

"Our aim is to promote learned discussion on weaknesses within the Apple Mac OS X operating system and how they can be exploited by malicious programs. We also want to expand discussion on what users and vendors can do to protect our systems." said the company.

The report warns that Apple's rising marketshare is already creating interest among hackers in penetrating the OS.

The white paper can be viewed as a webpage and is also available for download as a PDF.