White paper on the*anatomy of malware, virus, & Trojan threats to Mac OS X

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  1. TheWeasel

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  2. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    nigga please
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    we all know that there are viruses and trojans and malware for the mac... this is nothing new...
    the main and HUGE HUGE difference between a mac and a pc though, is that you can't simply "catch" a virus or trojan or malware... you basically need to install it yourself or give the file permission/access...

    these companies put out these reports as scare tactics for new users thinking macs are like pc's when it comes to that....

    also, one of the last "reports" i read had lovely place holders (ie: "space held for future security flaw") listed and counted as vulnerabilities... yeah, that's fair...
     
  4. trouphaz

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    speculative bullshit. show me a fucking widespread virus and then i'll care. up until then and the writer is just making shit up. there is one quote that i love:

    "The Mac OS X platform makes little or no effort to protect the main applications on the system (in fact, as discussed later, it actually makes it easy through the use of the bundle architecture.)"

    uh, bullshit bullshit bullshit. a regular user cannot modify system files. this is a major piece of security that comes from UNIX. as raider07 said, these things will only happen with the user's active participation by specifically entering their password to allow changes to system files. the problem with Windows historically (we'll see how things turn out with Vista) is that the user didn't have to do anything. these viruses and such could be put in with little to no interaction from the user. hell, you could get a keylogger installed on your PC just by going to a website.
     
  5. dmora

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    yea lets digg it to propegate misinformation.
     
  6. nsxrebel

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    C'mon Weasel, I expect better from you.
     
  7. LifeBurnsFaster

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    thread fail
     
  8. IcyHot4Life

    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    :rofl: "academic white paper"

    I got news dogg, academic whitepapers don't include pictures of dudes in hoodies hunched over computers. :rofl: :rofl:

    call me when this comes from a real place. no doubt security on OS X could be better, that's true for evefy OS, but these guys look like a bunch of morons.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    dude posts way too much in the mac shack imho :o :o
     
  10. SuperCzar

    SuperCzar Mac Crew, DSLR Crew

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    Did anyone happen to notice this "academic paper" was written by a company that produces a software package aimed at preventing malware?

    SubRosaSoft
     
  11. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    like i said, nigga please

    been using macs since 94

    virus/malware/spyware count to date: 0.00

    float on with this garbage
     

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