What Does Apples Newfound Popularity Mean?

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  1. OakleyTodd

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    lol, ok.
     
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    <-- not worried about getting any viruses
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Symantec has been trying to sell AV for Macs for a long time now. It won't sell
     
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    Never affected me on PC, wont affect me on Mac.
     
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    symantec must have an entire room of spooks. i am going to ask my business analyst friend at symantec what she actually does.
     
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    Is this the same exploit that drops an .exe file on your system to infect it?

    Yea....we're all boned.
     
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    the last thing they claimed was a mac virus, you had to type your password in for it to infect your computer :rofl:
     
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    not necessarily worried about it...even though I do watch a lot of porn on the internet...;)
     
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    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    Don't worry, they're not using RTSP streaming to serve it to you ;-)

    This exploit would require significant work to make it happen with any serious effect (if it even could as I believe QuickTime runs with user permissions), and requires that the user visit a specially crafted website, with little or no ability to spawn after the exploit has occurred.

    Another lame exploit... ones like this show up with some regularity, but are never really something to worry about.
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    and thats after you downloaded, mounted it, and double clicked the file to install... :rofl:

    seriously...if you get to that point and still put in your password, you deserve that virus.
     
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    Well it looks as if The Financial Times agrees with the threat now:

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c79b814e-a364-11dc-b229-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

    What my point is, Macs are not virus proof like many everyday users think. Its only that due to Apples lack of poularity until now, no one wasted the time creating viruses for them. The avg computer user believes that if they buy a mac, they can do whatever they want, and they can never get a virus. In a way, Apple sort of perpetuates that myth as a selling point.
     
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    Man, what are all those hosting companies are going to do on their unix machines now. :noes:
     
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    The real problem of Mac and iPod popularity is long lines for AppleCare service. :hs:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    no one has ever claimed that macs are virus proof. mac have viruses and they have since forever. but the difference is this, and it's a HUGE difference. you can't "catch" a virus on a mac. you literally need to install it yourself and put in your password. only way you can spread the virus is to have the next person install it too... and so on and so on...

    it has nothing to do with popularity.
     
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    The original link here is not about a virus, it's a buffer-overflow vulnerability. You would have to go to a malicious QuickTime server and it would give QT on your Mac some bad info and possibly insert some malicious code into your memory and execute it. There's no evidence that this particular exploit has ever been tried or could ever be made to work in the real world though.
     
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    which by the very definition of a computer virus, means macs don't have them

    sadly everything that can harm your computer seems to be lumped in as a virus these days
     
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    :werd: No spyware or virus on any of my computers FTW.
     

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