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I've been waiting for this for so long! Arrogant fanboys can suck it!
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post #32 of 89
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Originally Posted by sdla4ever View Post
funny because I still have never seen a infected mac computer with anything, matter a fact I don't think I have ever seen a mac OS that needed to be reinstalled or cleaned lol. But hey stuff on the Internet is pure truth
funny because if I remember correctly, a single person's experience isn't necessarily indicative of the larger scope of things. But hey, whatever you want to believe is pure truth

I've seen many people with macs get viruses and the like that post crap all over their facebook pages at least.
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post #33 of 89
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post

It's the smug little attitude being rapidly deflated that strikes us as funny.
I agree. It's not MAC users I dislike, it's not macs themselves (Love their styling), it's just the attitude.

I only speak for myself here, but when I see something handy on my girlfriends MAC, I acknowledge that it is handy...if something is annoying to me, I just deal with it and move on - hey, that's why I don't own a MAC, they just aren't for me.

On the flip side of that, her as a mac user will NEVER admit anything on windows is good (or even the same) and if she finds something on windows she hates, then boy do I hear about it.

OT: Hopefully MAC users heed this warning, it will only be them suffering when their computers are filled with viruses.
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post #34 of 89
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
I'm not trying to burst anyones bubble, but things like this is why most of the non-Mac users are lol'ing right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQb_Q8WRL_g

It's the smug little attitude being rapidly deflated that strikes us as funny. I laughed. Sorry...but I did.
i did also but im NOT Sorry
anyways only a matter of time before the macs are targeted more.
windows has more problems because there is more windows machines.
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I figure it works this way, MACs only defence up to now has been the fact that they have such incredibly small market share that most professional hackers didn't view it as worth while to target the platform.

However Apple in general has seen it's profile as a company bloom ever since Ipod came out. Now more people buy MACs thinking they're still the same perfect systems. However the more people that buy MACs, the bigger it's profile grows, making it that much more of a target.

So in essence, Apple becomes a victim of it's own popularity. I just feel sorry for all the end users who think they're safe without 1 iota of protection on their systems.
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post #36 of 89
the day has come D
I'm actually really really glad that this day has finally come

at least people who have macs on here or people with computer knowledge would know how to defend themselves.

I'm soo sick of all the girls and everyoen I know that have a mac just cause it "doesn't catch a virus" or its "faster"
muhahaha

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that was me venting
post #37 of 89
Quote:
Originally Posted by XNine View Post
You can't fix a user's stupidity. Make something idiot-proof and someone will make an even better idiot. A Super Idiot.
Quote of the night.

I'm actually laughing right now. This kind of malware is business as usual for PC users.
Edited by theCanadian - 5/18/11 at 10:24pm
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post #38 of 89
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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
I'm not trying to burst anyones bubble, but things like this is why most of the non-Mac users are lol'ing right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQb_Q8WRL_g

It's the smug little attitude being rapidly deflated that strikes us as funny. I laughed. Sorry...but I did.
Unfortunately, that commercial still applies. This isn't a virus, more like a Trojan. The user has to input their admin password to accept its permissions and then it installs. It's not like they look at a jpeg and are all of a sudden infected *coughwindowscough* and then it spreads through email clients.
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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
Unfortunately, that commercial still applies. This isn't a virus, more like a Trojan. The user has to input their admin password to accept its permissions and then it installs. It's not like they look at a jpeg and are all of a sudden infected *coughwindowscough* and then it spreads through email clients.
I don't disagree at all with you. In fact, your earlier post hit it right on the head. Lots of it has to do with the intelligent decisions of the part of the user, and you can't prevent morons from having access to the net or computers...unfortunately

Even with the best security there is in Windows, and the knowledge to back it up. New virus/bots/trojans/spyware and such are released everyday that nothing will detect. Keeping up with it all is...at best, difficult even for a specialist. With Apples popularity growing, don't expect that it won't end up with much of the same problems in the end. Someone with the right skills just has to put their mind to cracking it.

I was just indicating earlier, that one just tends to get tired of all the I'm better than you attitudes that people have. There are +'s & -'s to all o/s's. Me, I usually root for the underdog. Which is why the Lucky 13 is amused.
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post #40 of 89
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
the day has come D
I'm actually really really glad that this day has finally come

at least people who have macs on here or people with computer knowledge would know how to defend themselves.

I'm soo sick of all the girls and everyoen I know that have a mac just cause it "doesn't catch a virus" or its "faster"
muhahaha

TLDR
that was me venting
Oh dear god I can just imagine what some dorm rooms would be like. I remember that most of the mac users at my old university were girls who thought of them as (direct quote) "fashionable" computers. They were not too bright when it came to tech.
     
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