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Keywords/munbers are worked and 2010. Stop living in the passed. a lot has change in the last 2 years. I work in Boston MA. Plus tell me what campus and computer store, because I think you're full of it. I notice the liars always make a grammar attack when they know they are wrong. It makes my laugh.
Sorry, cannot change the years. That just tells me you're full-of-bull...
Also, if you want to have a writing contest, please let me know the site where we can publish our papers. This is a forum and I'm typing 70 plus words a second with little editing and playing SC2 on and off.
2 words for you > Moo! Moo!

I dont have anything to prove to you.

And I did not understand half of what you just posted. Moving on.

Why dont you prove this to yourself? You're near Harvard right? Go to their cstore and ask how many macs came in with viruses in the past 2 years (arbitrary, why not 2006 or earlier).

here, why dont you call them: http://www.uis.harvard.edu/technology_services/hardware_repairs/index.php#overview

I did all the hard work for you.
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it's true, most if not all of this mac "malware" pops up something similar to a UAC dialog for it to install. Anything requiring system modification prompts this. Only a dumb user would blindly input their password to install anything and everything.
and Mac's "UAC" has been working fine for years and is far less intrusive.

Most Mac users think they're invincible because "Macs don't get viruses." Therefore, what do they have to lose by putting in their creds to let the malware run? UAC barely fazes people on 7 and Vista; if you think that Mac users, who think they are impervious to threats, will be more inclined to scrutinize the UAC-type message they get, you are sorely mistaken.
    
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I dont have anything to prove to you.
And I did not understand half of what you just posted. Moving on.
Why dont you prove this to yourself? You're near Harvard right? Go to their cstore and ask how many macs came in with viruses in the past 2 years (arbitrary, why not 2006 or earlier).
here, why dont you call them: http://www.uis.harvard.edu/technology_services/hardware_repairs/index.php#overview
I did all the hard work for you.

I do contract work for Harvard and MIT. I was offered a full tech position several times already, by both of them. Harvard offered me 79000 a year to work part time as a developer/tech and I turn it down.

I get a-lot of students with Mac Book issues. I know 70% of the techs in that erea and they get the same.

You have nothing to prove is 100% true! Because you have nothing to prove! You have to have something to prove! Do you see how it works?
post #104 of 122
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Most Mac users think they're invincible because "Macs don't get viruses." Therefore, what do they have to lose by putting in their creds to let the malware run? UAC barely fazes people on 7 and Vista; if you think that Mac users, who think they are impervious to threats, will be more inclined to scrutinize the UAC-type message they get, you are sorely mistaken.


^ i think this is the problem (especially with the whole argument in this thread about virus and its place under malware).

Because the user is prompted for installation, most malware for OS X must be in trojan form. There aren't many self spreading "viruses" on OS X otherwise.
 
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post #105 of 122
When people get viruses on windows, it's because they're stupid. For example, downloading the "Realplayer X" plugin found on a popup window "necessary" to play the video.
Same for Macs.

I shall say this again:
You only get viruses on Windows if you're stupid.
You only get viruses on Macs if your stupid.
Don't be stupid, you'll get no viruses.
 
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Quit trying to defend Apple by saying they don't get viruses. Malware of any sort is bad, and IS an infection.

I wouldn't call a Trojan "mild" either if it is keylogging your passwords.

Oh and quit fighting about what exactly defines a virus please.
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post #107 of 122
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Quit trying to defend Apple by saying they don't get viruses. Malware of any sort is bad, and IS an infection.
I wouldn't call a Trojan "mild" either if it is keylogging your passwords.
Oh and quit fighting about what exactly defines a virus please.

Nobody but you is still talking about that...
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Nobody but you is still talking about that...

Just let it go maybe?
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Yep. People really should be forced to take a basic IT class in highschool/College...........
One day, my friend was asking me if he could play BF3 on his laptop, which was super old. I told him "Probably not, but lets first see what OS you are running. Are you running Windows XP or Windows 7"? He replies "Huh?? Im running windows".....Then later, after awhile, i say again, after he understands, "XP or 7?" He tells me "uhhh, idk. Both?"
That was a legit story. He couldnt tell me what OS he had when it tells you at the startup and login screen....(and theres no way he would be smart enough to dualboot)

In a previous job I spent 15-20 minutes finding out what browser a client was running. I had to get past the "Outlook" response (which took 5 minutes), and then had to guide the person over the phone through Internet Explorer to get the version number. There are many computer illiterates around.

On the topic of IT courses: I think they should include basic security knowledge. What makes a good and bad password, another nagging reminder not to click on links in unknown emails, and a special note that Microsoft will never call you and ask for remote access to your PC to clean viruses (this happened to a family member).
    
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When I become dictator I'm making 1000 hours of computer education mandatory if you want a degree (unless your major already involves computers of course) biggrin.gif

I'd love to see someone like my mom compiling Gentoo from source. lachen.gif
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