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1. Users should have had Antivirus - How is this Aples fault?
2. Why is Apple being blamed for a flaw in Java? That update comes from java.com no?
EDIT: "But Apple prefers to do their own patching and versions which is apparently their own downfall."
Fair enough then

Because one of Apple's big selling point was/is that they do not get infected not as much now, but they still do this. Hell up until last year they still ran commercials saying this.

Apple has created this image that is not true.
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1. Users should have had Antivirus - How is this Aples fault?

If your doctor told you...you can't get sick. Would you consider taking medicines and vitamins as a precaution for something you thought would never effect you?
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1. Users should have had Antivirus - How is this Aples fault?
2. Why is Apple being blamed for a flaw in Java? That update comes from java.com no?
EDIT: "But Apple prefers to do their own patching and versions which is apparently their own downfall."
Fair enough then

Cant really remember any macs I used (friends, schools, etc) ever having anti-virus programs. I mean, its a mac, it doesnt get viruses so whats the point of having an anti-virus program.
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1. Users should have had Antivirus - How is this Aples fault?
2. Why is Apple being blamed for a flaw in Java? That update comes from java.com no?
EDIT: "But Apple prefers to do their own patching and versions which is apparently their own downfall."
Fair enough then

Cant really remember any macs I used (friends, schools, etc) ever having anti-virus programs. I mean, its a mac, it doesnt get viruses so whats the point of having an anti-virus program.

this is exactly the problem with most people who buy Macs. OSX and Safari have plenty of vulnerabilities, the market share just wasn't there like it is now, making it more profitable for virus creators to spend time exploiting them
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1. Users should have had Antivirus - How is this Aples fault?

If you clicked on some of my hyperlinks which were my sources you'd see what I was talking about on how it is Apple's (and it's community's) fault...

Misinformed - http://www.apple.com/why-mac/better-os/#viruses

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Misguided- http://www.maciverse.com/just-say-no-to-mac-anti-virus-programs.html
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and Constantly Perpetuated fallacy - http://youtu.be/iY1iSocnPw0
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That is "Mac's don't get viruses"

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this is exactly the problem with most people who buy Macs. OSX and Safari have plenty of vulnerabilities, the market share just wasn't there like it is now, making it more profitable for virus creators to spend time exploiting them

Exactly.
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