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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 04:51 PM
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Are Mac's not PC's? Do people not know what PC stands for?


Malwarebytes probably had to tone down the detection on Windows. Prior to the release of W10, the things that W10 does is what people used to install Malwarebytes to stop.
People don't due to the old Apple commercials and some of the new Microsoft commercials.

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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-12-2020, 04:54 PM
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Are Mac's not PC's? Do people not know what PC stands for?


Malwarebytes probably had to tone down the detection on Windows. Prior to the release of W10, the things that W10 does is what people used to install Malwarebytes to stop.
That is da troof!

Windows 10 was Microsoft horning in on the datamining Apple and Google already were doing.

That is all. No real benefits to the consumer.
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I get at least once a week apple i.d. locked emails since first month using a iphone
Old fraud still ticking
Apple store nonsense too a holes fishing for suckers.

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I get at least once a week apple i.d. locked emails since first month using a iphone
Old fraud still ticking
Apple store nonsense too a holes fishing for suckers.
I don't even have any Apple devices and I never have, nor do I have an apple ID and I still get these emails. They're so obviously fake, but it does show that attackers are targeting Apple users more and I honestly think it has something to do with them being easier targets.

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Unfortunately the cattles in my office still think Mac are still immune to infections. Very effective marketing buzz is why the company needlessly spend so much to compensate for basic security incompetence.
Why is this so true, but so funny at the same time. The amount of people that argue with me about security policy restrictions we have in place day to day but turn around and suggest MacOS systems are hilarious. Hard to take it serious when they still sit there and right click copy, right click paste still.


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Most of these stats or reports don't really mean anything.

Most of the so called adware or malware was probably self installed by the user, this applies to almost everything. Most people, Windows users, Mac users, run in admin mode with no UAC. If they just stopped doing that and using the root/admin account for everything you would prevent most malware. The next part is the source of the software, people don't verify sources, they just blindly trust some exe file because a friend told them it's the new thing and go download/install it from some random unknown mirror.

Using trusted sources, peered reviewed repositories, gpg key signature verification/hash verification, this is all standard stuff in power user land, you'll find it most often with Linux users but it could be done on Windows or Mac equally as well.

I'm a Linux guy and I'll tell you that when it comes to security, not privacy (that's different), any OS can be secure, Windows 10/Mac can be just as secure as anything realistically. People need to stop trying to splice hairs and read CNET articles on which OS is most secure for them and just stop being a noob in general. First day of comp sci (that I eventually dropped out of) when you ask why such and such won't run they told me, ID 10 T error is the #1 reason for every one of your failures.

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LOL this was a long time coming, can't wait to hear the ignit mac users shriek. Mac, unix for dummies, and no, I know you bought it, but we still own it.
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A certain office holder has been known to use an unsecured iphone and Apple has a richer client base, so there's plenty of reason for it to be a popular phishing spot.

Can anyone explain to me why MSI needs our laptops back on top of the wholesale price they're already more or less recouping from us with their GT72(s)/GT80(s) trade in program? MSI isn't a company you can trust!
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Better run out and purchase a completely pointless resource sucking antivirus, or better yet, a free one that will data mine you (AVG and AVAST in particular). No, these days you can only trust yourself.
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that's pretty much all you've ever been able to trust.


these machines may have redefined how we talk, but it didn't redefine what we talk about. At this point, all it does is magnify and accelerate what we talk about. N that's only happening on certain platforms, usually the ones driven by earnings reports.

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