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    News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Mac users warned to protect against cybercriminals as new Trojan hits.
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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    I have little faith that the majority of Mac users will do anything about antivirus protection. Most that I know seem to be of the attitude that they won't be affected, even after I've pointed out various Mac-targetted nasties to them.

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Apple officially can hide behind their 'the user would have to put a password in to do any real damage' but unfortunately the gap in the market that apple saw and have appealed too clearly has a lack of brain capacity roughly to the save level that it takes to realize giving root access to unknown programs might cause problems.

    There is definitely some irony in the whole situation... irony of the almost delicious variety.

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    I had a pleb in Currys try to tell me that MAC's couldn't get viruses, ever! God how I laughed myself into incontinence!

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Its terrifying really, these people are trusted by the ignorant public. The situation is so bad and apple have managed to spread this false information to such a degree that even when you explain to someone that its not entirely safe, they still assume their device is actually virus/trojan/malware proof.

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Its terrifying really, these people are trusted by the ignorant public. The situation is so bad and apple have managed to spread this false information to such a degree that even when you explain to someone that its not entirely safe, they still assume their device is actually virus/trojan/malware proof.
    Like every AV/malware company has on the PC.

    Buy 'insert name' and you'll be safe.

    You cant buy a tool that solves your own stupidity. It doesnt exist.

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    no i know but my point is, if you are too stupid to keep a PC secure, buying a mac isnt going to help you.

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    I'm a Mac user. I've never ran virus protection software on my machine. There has been no need to.

    PC owners are constantly on a virus battlefield. Mac users are not. We sit at our machines and they just work.

    I've been using the Internet on a Mac for over 15 years and never had a virus. I've never has as much as one minute of downtime due to a virus. How many PC users can say that?

    There may be some new threats coming but we have lived very stress free for a very long time. And we will for years to come.

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Ive never had a seconds downtime due to viruses or spyware either. Doest take a genius to install software when installing the OS.

    But please dont be soooo smug about Macs - did you actually read the HEXUS article ?

    "Mac users are reminded that even though there is far less malware in existence for Mac OS X than for Windows, that doesn't mean the problem is non-existent," writes Graham Cluley of net security firm Sophos.


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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Wow, a virus on the mac? What is the chance of everyone getting infected?

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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by Kendom View Post
    I'm a Mac user. I've never ran virus protection software on my machine. There has been no need to.

    PC owners are constantly on a virus battlefield. Mac users are not. We sit at our machines and they just work.

    I've been using the Internet on a Mac for over 15 years and never had a virus. I've never has as much as one minute of downtime due to a virus. How many PC users can say that?

    There may be some new threats coming but we have lived very stress free for a very long time. And we will for years to come.
    I haven't had a virus in 12 years on my PCs. No down time either. I'm just not an idiot - I don't installing rubbish and don't use IE. I also buy decent kit (still a lot cheaper than a Mac!).
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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Quote Originally Posted by Kendom View Post
    I'm a Mac user. I've never ran virus protection software on my machine. There has been no need to.

    PC owners are constantly on a virus battlefield. Mac users are not. We sit at our machines and they just work.

    I've been using the Internet on a Mac for over 15 years and never had a virus. I've never has as much as one minute of downtime due to a virus. How many PC users can say that?

    There may be some new threats coming but we have lived very stress free for a very long time. And we will for years to come.
    This post so made me think of this



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    Re: News - "Tsunami" Trojan targets Mac OS X

    Just because you think you haven't had a virus for x years doesn't mean a) you know about it b) you won't have one in future, ignorance may not be bliss anymore I'm afraid

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