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post #41 of 89
Well, it is going to suck when I run into sites that have malicious code for my linux.

*I thought that happened a while ago, but it turned out to be a DNS issue (router was hacked).
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I think we are on the verge of a malware era. The uber cool mac users aren't so unique anymore. Having more fish in the pond makes it that much better for fishing.
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"People are confronted by this when doing Google searches, as well as through ads on some well-known web sites, so it's very new to them. While it requires a user to enter a password, hence via social engineering, it seems that many people don't know not to enter their password."

Read more: http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/20720...#ixzz1Mmb1SegQ
The V3 App store has games, downloads and more. Visit the store now.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/20720...alware-spreads

More mac users (esp ones that think they are safe) = opportunity for mac malware.
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This is old news although I am not surprised, when a company irresponsibly markets their product as not needing security it makes the end user relax. Thus you end up with people who do not know any better.

I would not be surprised one bit if we see more rogue AV targeting the Mac platform.
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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.
eh
day school no dorms and stuff
still in high school

yeah every girl that i've seen want a mac cause...
1. photobooth..... seriously?
2. no virus's
3. its "faster"
4. it looks "better" and "fashionable" as you've said above

I'm actually really tempted to screw up someones mac by deliberately making them install that mac defender malware....but I won't cause thats just mean isn't it
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I'm actually really tempted to screw up someones mac by deliberately making them install that mac defender malware....but I won't cause thats just mean isn't it
I would..
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post #46 of 89
inb4 they raise the price of applecare because of the "increased demand"
post #47 of 89
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it's news because of how long apple has denied and advertised that mac's don't have problems like windows computers do. The sad thing is how many people unwittingly get hacked and their information stolen because they use the most vulnerable browser out there right now, safari, and think they're fine because they're on a mac. Apple has been leading a lot of sheep to this slaughter and i can't wait until it blows up on them. Either that or jobs is going to do a lot of undertabling to silence/move this from being a topic.
qft.
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inb4 they raise the price of applecare because of the "increased demand"
lol
imagine if this actually comes true
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Thread Starter 
This thread has turned out rather interesting, as well as surprisingly calm for an Apple thread. But, for those who wonder what makes this news, its not the advertising Apple does, its not their 'immunity', its the rate of increase. it got bad enough that the higher ups in Apple were made aware of this one particular Rogue AV. That is surprising to me. The last time I saw something explode that fast was Antivirus 2008, the original Rogue AV that started this whole trend.

Here is my theory on why its happening though. Apple was always able to advertise 'immunity' because they were obscure. Nobody wanted to write a virus for Macs because the return on effort was much lower because of market share. Now that their 'immunity' and their iDevices have sold Macs, their market is rising. Now the return on effort is getting better so people are starting now. Im sure we will see it get to the point where one of two things happens. Either it ends up like running Windows, OR Apple starts changing their advertising. In the end something has to give, and Ilook forward to seeing which way it goes because honestly, either one is fine by me.
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post #50 of 89
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lol
imagine if this actually comes true
Actually, it could be quite possible.
On another note, mac users essentially shoot themself's in the foot by says "macs don't get viruses" by making them more popular.
This isn't a surprise, macs are very popular in the US and there are plenty of criminals out there who want in on mac users stupidity.

Still, mac users will find another silly reason to call windows bad, like BSOD.
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