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Interesting, perhaps we will see a lot more OSX malware in the next few years???

At least it is easy to detect and simple to fix. smile.gif I have already applied the update to all the macs I am responsible for, so nothing to worry about.
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This was bound to happen with the growth an popularity of apple products and Macs. If the device can connect to the internet, it's not immune to viral or trojan attacks.
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Haven't had a virus on windows in years, havent used anti-virus in years also. Except for Microsoft security essentials of course.
Bot nets infecting my computer, I think I would notice something like that.

I only use MSE on my laptop, and because i do plug up other pendrives on it which are not mine.

95% of the "modern" viruses (which are either replicating memory hoggers or botnets/worms) are blocked by simply disabling autorun.inf files on the registry, using ad-blockers on untrusted websites and by using plain logic. And that is all i do on my sig rig and HTPC.

I do run Malwarebytes once a month or so, but it has never found anything bad in over two years.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post

I really expect to see more of this in the future as Apple's popularity continues to grow. They are a pretty big market for those malware creators now days.
EDIT:
Here is another source, since Sophos may be considered biased in this case:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57409619-83/more-than-600000-macs-infected-with-flashback-botnet/

If it wasn't baised the OP wouldnt have chosen that source. And on another note, if I created a thread for every windows virus, there wouldnt be any more space on ocn rolleyes.gif
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If it wasn't baised the OP wouldnt have chosen that source. And on another note, if I created a thread for every windows virus, there wouldnt be any more space on ocn rolleyes.gif

Stop right there. There's no mass-delusional of windows being virus proof.
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Stop right there. There's no mass-delusional of windows being virus proof.

Agreed. The only reason I picked that source is because I "Like" them on Facebook and it was in my "news stream." Therefore I posted it here.

But I do know what most viruses are coded for Windows, and that is the reason that this is major. It Attacks OSX. OSX is it's own enemy. Of course it's going to hit the news because "macs never get viruses."
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Stop right there. There's no mass-delusional of windows being virus proof.

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You might at well be calling an SSD a Hard Disc Drive. A Trojan is not a Virus. If you don't know the difference between the two, then how did you even get on this computer forum? Viruses don't ask for your permission to install and replicate themselves throughout your system and onto others. There hasn't been a single virus for OSX in the past 11 years even with 50 million+ users. No one is under the delusion that OSX is malware free though. If you want, I can create a bash script to wipe your hard drive if you're running Ubuntu, OSX or any other flavor. It'll ask for your permission of course, just like this mudane Trojan that only manipulates webpage visited from within Safari. OSX and other *nix based operating systems, are just inherently designed better with security in mind, unlike the easily exploitable Windows. This is just another troll thread that's been re-posted 4 times now.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/6/12 at 9:01am
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You might at well be calling an SSD a Hard Disc Drive. A Trojan is not a Virus. If you don't know the difference between the two, then how did you even get on this computer forum? Viruses don't ask for your permission to install and replicate themselves throughout your system and onto others. There hasn't been a single virus for OSX in the past 11 years even with 50 million+ users. No one is under the delusion that OSX is malware free though. If you want, I can create a bash script to wipe your hard drive if you're running Ubuntu, OSX or any other flavor. It'll ask for your permission of course, just like this mudane Trojan that only manipulates webpage visited from within Safari. OSX and other *nix based operating systems, are just inherently designed better with security in mind, unlike the easily exploitable Windows. This is just another troll thread that's been re-posted 4 times now.

You want to know why I post it? Because it's funny. That's right. It's funny. You know why? Cause for years I've had Mac users look down their nose at me for using Linux (which is even more secure) and Windows. I'm sick of it.

Now that malware and viruses are being found on mac systems it's hilarious. It's payback. And it's funny.
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All Apple bashing completely aside, the simple truth is that the huge majority of Mac users are not technically inclined. Their target audiences are the "I just want it to turn on and work" type.

This is what they used to be.

Now they target the market that thinks owning a Mac is pertaining to some sort of 'superior' social estament.
   
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