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No system is 100% secure.

Hackers are just more inclined to script Malware/Viruses/attack the more mainstream product, Considering apple as a whole is doing very well it is no surprise They are getting malmare/virus's.

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No system is 100% secure.
Hackers are just more inclined to script Malware/Viruses/attack the more mainstream product, Considering apple as a whole is doing very well it is no surprise They are getting malmare/virus's.

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That article has been printed, laminated and posted on the staff notice board a few minutes ago, all four pages of it. It might just shut people up about me installing NOD32 on the few iMacs in my office.
OSX was never secure, malware creators just never targeted it.

To get this trojan, you have to install a malicious file (masquerading as a flash installer), and then give it your administrator password. It is social engineering at it's finest. There is little Apple or Microsoft or any vendor can do to completely stop stupid. BTW, this is not the first OSX trojan that relies 100% on social engineering. They have been out there for years. This is only the first one that has affected a significant number of users.

Apple has already said how you prevent this. I quote them:
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Protecting your Mac from this Flashback is relatively easy: Only download Flash from Adobe.com.

DERP! But that's apparently too hard for most people to understand.

To say OSX is insecure because OSX users do stupid things is misleading. The problem is most Apple users come from Windows where they are used to running with no security precautions whatsoever. They treat it like Windows where you just surf around downloading and installing random crap from random sites because Windows has no central repository for trusted software. And that's really where most of all of the modern PC's security problems stem from: Microsoft has trained users to just trust everyone and everything. Why? Because Microsoft has no central repository that you can trust for clean software. Linux has had these repositories for years.

I am not an Apple fanboy, I only run Linux here. But if I were to find some random script, download it, then give it root access to my machine, does that make Linux insecure? Does it mean Linux has a "malware problem?" No. It means Linux has at least one idiotic user.

Nowadays most OS's (yes even Windows) have made drive-by attacks much more difficult. Now most malware relies on social engineering. I find it funny people want to blame Apple here. There is only so much they can do to fix stupid.
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