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Old 06-15-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Mac porn hackers lay booby trap

Security experts have discovered two new pieces of malware targeting Apple computers...Apple should be investigated by US authorities for claiming in advertisements that Windows PCs are vulnerable to viruses and Macs are not...

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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Re: Mac porn hackers lay booby trap

They really should stop saying that Macs are invulnerable, because it's just not true. They don't allow execution of code without the user initiating it as well as a few other things that make it safer. However, if you trick someone in to installing something you can still throw a virus on a mac, like they've done here.

The real reason that macs are "safer" is because their market share is so much smaller than PCs. Hackers / spammers are essentially lazy individuals, they write for whatever OS is going to make them the most money / get them the most bang for their buck. As apple's market share grows, I imagine we'll see more and more trojans written for it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 04:16 PM   #3
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Heh, booby trap.
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Hackers / spammers are essentially lazy individuals, they write for whatever OS is going to make them the most money / get them the most bang for their buck.
Um, that doesn't sound like laziness to me, but rather intelligence. Business smarts. Why spend your time on something that isn't going to bring in money or achieve whatever goal it is they wish to achieve.

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Old 06-15-2009, 07:35 PM   #5
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Heh, booby trap.
Mac porn hackers lay booby trap
I must not be the only one that saw humor in this headline...
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No, I'm sure you weren't the only one this time PeterT. I didn't want to address it because I'm not sure I want to know what Mac porn is. And if I liked it, I'd worry that my PC porn would feel betrayed.
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Intelligence and Laziness can be the same thing a lot of the time. You can't be successful without being lazy, otherwise you would constantly be doing way too much.
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No, I'm sure you weren't the only one this time PeterT. I didn't want to address it because I'm not sure I want to know what Mac porn is. And if I liked it, I'd worry that my PC porn would feel betrayed.

Somehow I envision golden arch's, french fried maids and getting change back from a five'r.
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