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Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:36 pm Reply and quote this post
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/...2045460,00.html
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Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:14 pm Reply and quote this post
YAY now i can saw to all my mac friends I TOLD YOU SO!
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Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:56 pm Reply and quote this post
Yeah. Frankly, it may sound wrong, but I'm kinda glad. Finally, the \"Mac OS X is uber secure\" argument will be tossed out the window. One step closer to proving the PC platform ruelz.

-Pikl

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Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:06 pm Reply and quote this post
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\"This is the first real virus for the Mac OS X platform,\" Mr Cluley said.


Well, Mr Clueley is wrong. Saying that it's the first \"real\" virus for the OS X platform is just wrong. There are plenty of virii that have been developed for it, just because they don't spread as much, or don't reach the public domain does not mean there have never been virii for OS X.

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Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:59 am Reply and quote this post
Yeah like he said the first Real Virius. Not just a trojan or something.

edit never mind your right you just quoted him wrong he said \"First Apple virus\"...


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Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:13 pm Reply and quote this post
Wow, I hate it when people say \"we are safe because we are using a mac\". Now I can say \"got you, wrong, as you better watch your mac\".
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Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:39 pm Reply and quote this post
http://www.betanews.com/article/First_Mac_...s_No/1140193720

Another interesting article here:

http://www.macobserver.com/editorial/2003/08/29.1.shtml

This guy did some reasearch on Mac viruses.  He wanted to narrow down just how many there are.  He came up with 579 total, but 95% of those are macro viruses that run exclusively on MS Word/Excel.

\"If you take these out of the equation, which seems reasonable to me since there are solid alternatives on the Mac to Word and Excel, just as there are alternatives to Windows itself, you're left with the following number of viruses that affect the Mac and can't be blamed on Microsoft in any way, shape or form: 26.\"
\"However, I've left out one of the most important factors here: All 26 of these, along with the other 553 Word/Excel Macro viruses, were designed for the OLDER versions of the Mac OS (and the  older versions of Word/Excel, to be fair).  None of this has anything to do with Mac OS X, which is the relevant system to look at.\"

So maybe they were right when they said \"the first real virus.\"

Maybe not.  

I don't know, I don't have a Mac nor do I want one.  I just googled a few things out of curiosity.  Not having a virus is not the same as being immune to viruses.

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Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:15 pm Reply and quote this post
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/02/22/mac_osx_flaw/

heres something else i found.

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Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:26 pm Reply and quote this post
Yeah, that's pretty interesting.

It seems that the underground is starting to look for new ways to have fun.  Maybe attacking Windows isn't really an accomplishment anymore since there are what, over 71,000 various viruses/worms/trojans that can infect a Windows based system?

Maybe it's just about bragging rights:

\"Hey, I was the first to figure out this critical security flaw in OS X.\"

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