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[itwire] Mac OS X Trojan threats on the loose in the wild

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Mac users beware: a dastardly duo of Trojans is seeking to suck secrets from your computers, and both have been spotted in the wild. With a little help from an incautious user both Trojans are capable of getting around the Mac's defences and executing code with administrator or root privileges.
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Hahaha "no viruses on the mac"? Can't wait to spread this news...
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Every OS has viruses

Even cellphones
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Hahaha "no viruses on the mac"? Can't wait to spread this news...
Who said MAC dont have viruses? Ill beat him up xD
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Every OS has viruses

Even cellphones
there are Virus for cell phones I'm pretty sure there is anyway..
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Who said MAC dont have viruses? Ill beat him up xD
According to Apple, Mac viruses don't exist.

Then again, according to Apple, Macs have no problems, and all their software and hardware is just so extremely stable, secure, and has so many many features that there is no need to modify them in any way.
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Um Apples have problems but no one wants so anything well apple users anyway its part of there steve jobs religion I guess...


Try out the old Apple laptops if you leve them on to long (months) there toplid bubbles out my friend didnt want to admite it was a flaw in design instead he said it isnt a flaw its a added feature, if your elte enough your mac levels up his words lol
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there are Virus for cell phones I'm pretty sure there is anyway..
Yeah that's what i'm saying lol
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i hate hearing MAC fan boys always telling me it's free of viruses..
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According to Apple, Mac viruses don't exist.
Technically, apple says, "Macs don't catch those pesky PC viruses." That's true... But of course they're playing semantics. I just got an apple newsletter/ad email, and it said "the reasons to get a Mac, blah, blah," I read that, and I rolled my eyes and hit delete.

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Then again, according to Apple, Macs have no problems, and all their software and hardware is just so extremely
That looks like a really old version of OSX. That would be like pointing fingers right now at vista for the problems experienced at the time of release. Stuff happens, of course.

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Yeah, programs can crash. It happens on every OS. The important thing is whether or not the program takes down other components of the OS with it.

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Try out the old Apple laptops if you leve them on to long (months) there toplid bubbles out my friend didnt want to admite it was a flaw in design instead he said it isnt a flaw its a added feature, if your elte enough your mac levels up his words lol
I didn't quite understand that.
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