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post #11 of 23
This is nothing new.

Did you notice Apple advertises that macs have "no" viruses? They are such horrible liers.
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post #12 of 23
Not surprised really...
'bout time.
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post #13 of 23
It's an iVirus!
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post #14 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
It's an iVirus!
YOU WIN, who can top that? dhurr!

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post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwidion View Post
we all know that macs are just as susceptible to viruses as PC's, but hackers dont take the time to make them, because the majority of computers are PC's.
Not quite. Most viruses that target Macs get wiped out by a simple reboot. Macs have much stricter handling of what is allowed to alter what. On Windows XP, any program can mess with any program, if you're logged in as an admin. On a Mac, this is not the case - even logged in with high privileges, you have to enter a code to install things or access certain areas of your system. While it's very easy to take down a single program running on a Mac(ex: an Instant messenger, or Safari), it is much harder to break past the program and infect the OS.
     
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post #16 of 23
What an utterly misleading arguement.


A person developes ONE WORM, that can do a somewhat significant amount of damage.
LETS COMPARE THAT - to the millions, of VARYING forms, and degrees, that have been out there from windoze's inception!
WINDOWS IS MORE VULNERABLE, and this person's claim that MAC is "JUST AS" - only questions his credibility/know-it in the eyes of the hundreds of programming experts, that KNOW, and have proven the fact that Unix,Linux,Novell, and Mac are indeed, LESS vulnerable.
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post #17 of 23
I read else where that the worm can acually get into the root account. If thats true, then really its a flaw by Apple, as on a good unix system that isn't really possible.

I know Apple's macbook are becoming popular among Java developers.
Some of you can bash Apple all you want, I don't care but I know I love my macbook.
Every OS has its issues, not supprised by this.
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post #18 of 23
I think they are just as vulnerable. If all those people who focus on viruses for Windows shift to targeting OS X, I believe the situation would be the same. Don't quote me on it though.
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post #19 of 23
So this means? Linux FTW! o.O
    
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post #20 of 23
Apple is probably only more secure because it learned from Windows mistakes. In that, windows popularity is it's enemy and all the while Apple bash the PC but would sacrifice newborn babies for it's popularity.
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