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Bok

Normally a fan but what a stupid spin Ian.
Most mobile phones are hackable including Blackberry and PP. How has this anything to do with security on Mac's? In more than 20 years of Mac use, the last 8 on open network I have never encountered a virus on any of my Mac's.
Just do yourself a favour and swop Ian. It will change your life.:)

Simon Diprose

Ah Ian.
You know you want both a Mac and an iPhone. You're certainly creative and intelligent enough! Have a great day!

peasant

Religious issues like these always bring out the nutters! :ob

AcidComments


There has been a few Mac viruses around for awhile now, but they aren't at bubonic plague proportions for the usual PCs.

If Mac gets more of a market share then I think you'll find more virus programs will be created.

Sam Finnemore

"There has been a few Mac viruses around for awhile now, but they aren't at bubonic plague proportions for the usual PCs.

If Mac gets more of a market share then I think you'll find more virus programs will be created."

Possible relevant anecdote: my parents used a computer with Windows 95 for web access from about 2001 onwards - they'd owned the machine since 1997, but hadn't connected it to the web until four years later.

By the time they replaced the computer in 2004 there was almost no virus issue - all the script kiddies, crackers and other malicious programmers were targeting more recent versions of Windows. Hardly anyone was bothering to write new viruses for Win 95 anymore.

They lost the contents of their hard drive twice with the old computer - both viruses brought in from infected floppy disks before 2001. From 2001 to 2004, they had no problems at all.

Writing a new virus for a relatively rare operating system takes a lot of time - more effort than most of the teenage nooblets who spread malicious code around are willing to put in. In the dark corners of the web, you can download tons of malicious code to attack common Windows systems. Not so with the Mac OS.

peasant
http://www.tv3.co.nz/News/Story/tabid/209/articleID/31196/Default.aspx The congregation was walking out when the car hit a 58-year-old woman outside critically injuring her. ... The driver was injured but conscious. As police tried to get him out of the car, he clutched his laptop computer and screamed the name of Apple's CEO Steve Jobs.

A fireman then told three news he believed the man had a mental illness.

Ya think?

peasant

Oops, link should have been the other way round
Crazed Apple fanboy mows down churchgoer

The Register also has some hard-case comments..

robk

Peasant

Good post - but does this apply to Apple desktop systems also???

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