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Although apple approves the java updates, its still java which has the security issue, not OSX (Apples operating system). I dont see why all the boohoo is going on about this, as other operating systems gain hundreds of viruses every month.

If this was MS, it would've been MS's fault entirely. Even if they don't "approve" their Java updates.

This time Apple isn't getting away with it and i'm glad they did admit it.
Edited by Xenthos - 4/15/12 at 5:19am
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If this was MS, it would've been MS's fault entirely. Even if they don't "approve" their Java updates.
This time Apple isn't getting away with it and i'm glad they did admit it.

No if the BotNet had been all over Windows it would have been Oracle's fault not Microsofts. Since Apple doesn't allow Oracle to release updates for OSX the blame fell on Apple.
 
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No if the BotNet had been all over Windows it would have been Oracle's fault not Microsofts. Since Apple doesn't allow Oracle to release updates for OSX the blame fell on Apple.

I know that, notice the sarcasm.
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I know that, notice the sarcasm.

Sorry I didn't notice tongue.gif
 
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Sorry I didn't notice tongue.gif

No problem, forums don't communicate well in those areas thumb.gif
post #36 of 43
I have AV on my Mac, and my windows VM.

I followed the same philosophy as Windows, better have it. Sure, maybe people weren't very focused on making viruses for OSX back in the day, but they are now.

It's better to be safe then sorry. thumb.gif
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This is what happens, when you don't take the initial signs of malicious attacks on any system seriously. When there was a (fake) exploit for root access on real Linux (not Android, Android's security issues can be placed solely on the cell phone manufacturer's poor implementations of proper root control) Linux development literally HALTED and EVERYONE went to patch the hole, which as it turned out - didn't really exist in the first place.

Apple, being arrogant, and ignorant of the true threat of malicious activity, made the same mistakes Microsoft made way back in the early nineties. They sat back, covered things up, made it look like it wasn't so serious, and started asking questions instead of taking actions.
    
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And they say MACS can never get viruses and malwares for years. Now here we are. I just wanna laugh right now. No pun intended. Welcome to the world of hacking and you'd have to admit. They had it coming when they were laughing at us for not using Macs. Now they can feel how we felt when we got hit a few years ago. Now we're even. Now we both need to protect our systems more.thumb.gif
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I would be interested to know if you took a random poll of Mac / PC users and asked them the question "should you install an anti virus program on your computer?" what the response would be.
I would guess that most PC users would answer yes, because everyone knows that PCs get viruses. At the same time I bet a lot of Mac users would answer no, because everyone knows that Macs don't get viruses...

Do computers really "get" viruses? I'd be willing to say most viruses are a result of human ignorance. Viruses don't necessarily just "appear" on your system (Mac or PC, regardless)
Unplug ethernet cable, don't allow anyone to plug in an external hard drive/ flash drive. Do you ever get viruses? No.
Plug in ethernet cable, allow other people to plug in external HDD/ flash drive. Do you ever get viruses? Chances are you do. It is user abuse.
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I wonder if the virus/malware was made by microsoft (or funded/sponsored) and in the chaos release windows 8 saying "MOAR SECURE". biggrin.gif
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