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The fact that a piece of adware on a Mac makes news headlines really says something. This crap happens to PC's every day. Not newsworthy.

Thats how rare it is on mac.
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post #62 of 74
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I'm aware that Linux malware exists, but I guess I should have been more specific in that end sentence.

Malware that relies on user initiation [IE doenload this file and install it] is something no system is immune to. There is no fix for stupidity. But all the references on that wiki article don't appear to be the type of malware I was trying to describe, which I would classify as 'drive-by' malware. The 'Visit pron site and get infected' kind of malware.
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Jesus. Why do PEOPLE INSIST ON CALLING MALWARE A VIRUS?! People, Malware is and never will be interchangeable with viruses. The statement "Mac's do not get viruses" is still mostly correct, Mac's do not get viruses if you look at the hundreds of different examples of viruses. However, Malware is not a virus, and therfore doesn't apply in the same category. Malware is all part of user decision. Same with any malicious programming attack. It all depends on the user. Even if your behind the greatest most sophisticated firewall, anti-spam system, and the best anti-virus system, if a person clicks on a link deliberately, and ignores anything strange, it is there own fault. This is NOT apple's fault. The acronym PEBKAC comes to mind.
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Apple has little to no experience fighting viruses because they were living in this little bubble that projected false beliefs of unhackability. Let's hope they can keep it together.
Exactly.

For the sake of all the users, I hope this silliness stops sooner rather than later. But it's morbidly entertaining to see Apple struggle with this. They got too complacent for too long, it's only a matter of time before ANY piece of user software is "hacked," so not preparing for the worst is just silly.
    
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All this means is that someone doesn't like apple out of spite, or apple is finally gaining enough market share to grab the attention of the malware community.
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post #66 of 74
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Jesus. Why do PEOPLE INSIST ON CALLING MALWARE A VIRUS?! People, Malware is and never will be interchangeable with viruses. The statement "Mac's do not get viruses" is still mostly correct, Mac's do not get viruses if you look at the hundreds of different examples of viruses. However, Malware is not a virus, and therfore doesn't apply in the same category. Malware is all part of user decision. Same with any malicious programming attack. It all depends on the user. Even if your behind the greatest most sophisticated firewall, anti-spam system, and the best anti-virus system, if a person clicks on a link deliberately, and ignores anything strange, it is there own fault. This is NOT apple's fault. The acronym PEBKAC comes to mind.
Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, scareware, crimeware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted software or program. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contamin....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

I'm going to help you out here.

Malware includes computer viruses, worms, troj....

Hard?

Malware includes computer viruses
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Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, scareware, crimeware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted software or program. In law, malware is sometimes known as a computer contamin....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

I'm going to help you out here.

Malware includes computer viruses, worms, troj....

Hard?

Malware includes computer viruses
However this is not a virus, and refers to malware as unwanted ad/scareware. This is PEBKAC. Not Apple's fault.
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http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/02/...e-definitions/ This is old news. Apple has already defeated this new variant and will continue doing so. Your move Trojan writers.
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post #69 of 74
I think all kinds of malware can be avoided via good usage habits. I do find this quite funny because of the claims apple has made in the past, but as others have said, it isn't really a big deal. Interesting to see if new malware will start getting written on a regular basis for mac now.
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However this is not a virus, and refers to malware as unwanted ad/scareware. This is PEBKAC. Not Apple's fault.
Well Apple is leaving the door open...
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