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Mac OS X has inherently been a very secure platform for many years. While some stated that there were no viruses (and, for the most part, that's true), there were malicious scripts that could be used to do various tasks. AppleScript is a very powerful and easy to program scripting language, and when run by an Admin could practically do anything, including wiping home directories. It had been used by a couple of developers in fake copies of their "pirated software" to do various things.

For it to only NOW have an extremely serious flaw (11 years after initial release) is actually pretty damn good when it comes to security.

Need more details? Google. You can also go here for a brief rundown:
http://www.wholly-mac.com/mac-virus.html
post #12 of 67
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Originally Posted by PappaSmurfsHarem View Post
Neither will they
I started laughing but then I thought, heck I myself wouldn't know what to use if one got a virus.
Also I am on a Macbook right now, since I am staying a friends house.
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post #13 of 67
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I started laughing but then I thought, heck I myself wouldn't know what to use if one got a virus.
Also I am on a Macbook right now, since I am staying a friends house.

I wouldn't either haha... but you know what I'm getting at. I would just reinstall.


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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post
Saw MacDefender at work the other day and rofl'd

It was pretty much PC fake a/v ported to mac
I could swear I have seen a mac version on Norton in the apple store over a year ago.
     
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post #14 of 67
Never was bullet proof....
post #15 of 67
the best av for mac right now is sophos. its also free to home users
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post #16 of 67
And what about Apache? It's certainly not obscure, and is exceptionally secure.

It's undeniable that OSX has better security than windows from inherent unix framework. Still though, you can't fix stupid (users).
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post #17 of 67
woot
got my whole family to use Linux. only took one,
then it was all like, I WANT LINUX ON MY PC
they were a caught by its fast boot up time and compiz
no lie
other them my dad, he's uses both windows and mac


down with insecure OS's
Edited by 3dfxvoodoo - 5/4/11 at 9:29pm
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post #18 of 67
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Originally Posted by LiLChris View Post
I guess Geeksquad will be making more money now when all the Mac users get a virus and have no idea on how to remove it.
If Apple doesn't sue the Geeksquad for "taking" business away from the Apple Store.
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post #19 of 67
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It was rare for OSX to get them so they had a valid point.

I guess Geeksquad will be making more money now when all the Mac users get a virus and have no idea on how to remove it.
Never got a virus on any of my machines whether its a mac, pc or ubuntu. If your incompetent enough to get a virus on your machine, you either shouldn't be using it, or pay to get it fixed, as simple as that...
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I forget where I had read it but it was about a year ago. Someone was talking about the security of OSX vs Windows and what they said was "Windows is like a house in the city with all the doors and windows locked while OSX was like living in the country and leaving all your doors and windows unlocked". I thought it was a very good analogy comparing the 2 OS's.
 
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