Originally Posted by InfamousLegend
That sounds more destructive than productive. Either way a Mac will always be the last option I would choose. PC all the way!
Only thing I've heard Macs are good for are video and photo editing.
Actually no, as the majority of users don't know what they're doing it'll help to protect them. You can always bypass it by holding alt when you open a file, so even if you've got that enabled and you want to run an app you know is trusted, you can. That aside, you can change to default setting to more secure and allow only Mac App Store apps, or less secure, and allow any apps from any source.
The benefit of running apps which are signed by Apple is that if it is discovered that a certain app is malware they can prevent it from running on the system, if I remember correctly. (To get a certificate from Apple for this requires nothing, you just request one.)
Originally Posted by lem
sounds like something that Apple users would have said about getting viruses/malware.
Either way the biggest mistake Apple and their users can make is to assume that some one-off solution will solve all their problems and they'll be protected from the evils of the internet once again forever. It's a neverending fight...ask microsoft.
Nah, anyone with decent knowledge of computers knows that nothing is safe. That aside... Gate Keeper is a step in the right direction for the majority of users, for everyone else who knows what they're doing... it can be turned off.
Originally Posted by terraprime
Umm java is not part of Apple FYI, they are owned by oracle. But it would be Java's fault for not having auto update on. And if they lock the OS like they do the Iphone I would have to bet you cant get a updated version of java automatically unless its Apple approved lol. That is just an assumption tho so Im probably more wrong then right haha.
Either way its not Apples fault for people not updating the java client to the latest. Its more of Oracle if they dont have a auto updater made for Mac OS, and if it does why in the hell is there this issue then?
And I find it quite funny they are using office to spread a Mac Trojan since the author is probably assuming if they have a windows pc they will have a Mac and if so BAM its in there once you hook that thumb drive in lol.
I never said Java was a part of Apple, but Apple distributes Java on OS X themselves.
Originally Posted by Kand
Inb4 apple drops java support altogether like they did flash for mobile.
They can't drop support for something that they never supported -- mobile flash. They've already removed Java from Lion though... you can install it if you want, but it won't come preloaded. (Not a bad thing though, as the version of Java you'd get would already be outdated and may have security flaws.)