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PR doing damage control. thats all it is.
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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.

Nothing misleading. There still hasn't been a single virus for OSX in over 11 years and 50+ million users. Windows on the other hand, gets viruses plus the regular spyware by the thousands per day. This miniscule spyware that only affected people who browse with the Safari browser didn't do anything other than manipulate pages within Safari after a user manually gave it their admin user/pass. Besides, it was such a weak piece of spyware that it deleted itself before doing anything if it detected you had any kind of third party anti-virus or firewall. Unlike Windows, you can't escalate to admin privileges without the user manually giving up their credentials to malware on OSX. There's so many holes to gain root access in Windows it's ridiculous.
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Nothing misleading. There still hasn't been a single virus for OSX in over 11 years and 50+ million users. Windows on the other hand, gets viruses plus the regular spyware by the thousands per day. This miniscule spyware that only affected people who browse with the Safari browser didn't do anything other than manipulate pages within Safari after a user manually gave it their admin user/pass. Besides, it was such a weak piece of spyware that it deleted itself before doing anything if it detected you had any kind of third party anti-virus or firewall. Unlike Windows, you can't escalate to admin privileges without the user manually giving up their credentials to malware on OSX. There's so many holes to gain root access in Windows it's ridiculous.

I've had 1 security issue actually affect me in the last 23 years, it affected me for 45 minutes. I'm now saying Windows is more secure, but I'm not sure if it's as bad as everyone makes it out to be.
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Nothing misleading. There still hasn't been a single virus for OSX in over 11 years and 50+ million users. Windows on the other hand, gets viruses plus the regular spyware by the thousands per day. This miniscule spyware that only affected people who browse with the Safari browser didn't do anything other than manipulate pages within Safari after a user manually gave it their admin user/pass. Besides, it was such a weak piece of spyware that it deleted itself before doing anything if it detected you had any kind of third party anti-virus or firewall. Unlike Windows, you can't escalate to admin privileges without the user manually giving up their credentials to malware on OSX. There's so many holes to gain root access in Windows it's ridiculous.

hes back =O

Look we need to stop beeting a horse mac got another virus apple screwd up its NOT the first time its not the last, some people will belive this is just a little "spywear" and others will think its the end of days for mac ¬_¬

Also Poopa

http://www.cvedetails.com/vulnerability-list/vendor_id-49/product_id-156/Apple-Mac-Os-X.html

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Look we need to stop beeting a horse mac got another virus apple screwd up its NOT the first time its not the last, some people will belive this is just a little "spywear" and others will think its the end of days for mac ¬_¬

You don't know the difference between a Virus and Spyware...
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You don't know the difference between a Virus and Spyware.
Your grasp of the English language is worse than a foreign middle school student.
Yeah, like anyone's going to listen to your non-sense.

We're arguing semantics as far as what the public is concerned about. "Security vulnerabilities" exist on Mac, should suffice.
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We're arguing semantics as far as what the public is concerned about. "Security vulnerabilities" exist on Mac, should suffice.

The fact that there's a small piece of spyware for Mac that gets headlines once in a blue moon is what matters to the public. If we were going to make a thread for all the new viruses for Windows, each and every day, you'd never be able to keep up with them. You don't even need to write about the thousands of other types of malware for Windows. There's a huge difference between a virus and a piece of spyware.
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Unix has security vulnerabilities too. Why not OSX?
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Unix has security vulnerabilities too. Why not OSX?

Cuz OSX is super special and perfect, like their beautiful Apple logo... Or so the Windows noobs would try and have you believe.
The only ones trying to claim that OSX users think the OS is impenetrable, is people who don't actually use OSX.
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