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Come on guys, Apple may not be in the wrong here. What Dr. Web says doesn't really make any sense:
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In fact, that domain was one of three that Dr. Web has been using as a spoofed command and control server–what researchers call a “sinkhole”–to monitor the collection of hijacked machines and try to understand their behavior, the technique which allowed the firm to first report the size of Apple’s botnet last week.

Malware authors or malware itself won't just accidentally start using your domain. There are only two ways to get into this kind of situation:
1. Be a legitimate entity protecting users like the FBI, seizing the DNS Spoofer domains
2. Be the malware author.

Frankly, I don't get it. They should've offered a more technical explanation of what they did. Just saying "we are protecting users!" doesn't make you legitimate.
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Come on guys, Apple may not be in the wrong here. What Dr. Web says doesn't really make any sense:
Malware authors or malware itself won't just accidentally start using your domain. There are only two ways to get into this kind of situation:
1. Be a legitimate entity protecting users like the FBI, seizing the DNS Spoofer domains
2. Be the malware author.
Frankly, I don't get it. They should've offered a more technical explanation of what they did. Just saying "we are protecting users!" doesn't make you legitimate.

There were no Malware authors or malware's using the domain.......
 
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So how are they monitoring the malware using the domain?
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post #24 of 103
They connect to the botnet to monitor it, they use it to see how many people are connected, they chose to connect to the botnet to get a better feeling of how many are infected (they sometimes dont jsut make the numbers up ;D)
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mm!so in the regular world this would be like dusting the whole house and put everything under the carpet?outch!
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Fair enough sorry bout that
Eh doesn't bother me ^^

I'm sure we'll see Apple release a software update soon to deal with it.
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so a company sets up a spoof command and control server for a bot net and apple asks for it to be taken down, where is the problem?
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I wouldn't expect anything less from apple and their extremely poor business practices. Why people continue supporting such a company is beyond me.
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Apple is of course going to try and minimize PR damage, but it's hardly like them to do what you said.

It wouldn't be so bad if Apple hadn't released its ads over the years attacking PCs for being the ones with viruses. They intentionally mislead consumers, more-so than the average corporation.
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post #30 of 103
I don't know why people don't go after Mac computers more... people who own them CLEARLY are in the higher income brackets. Thats not to say people who own dells etc are lower income, but Macs do come with a price premium and most of their users are completely ignorant and easy prey.

They have the $2000 facebook machine meme for a reason. smile.gif
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