Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 20:59 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple computers have long been prized for being relatively virus-free. But as more people use Apple products, experts say the company is increasingly becoming a target for cyber pranksters and criminals writing viruses and other forms of malware. Oliver Friedrichs, director of security response at Symantec, a leading anti-virus software vendor, said 72 vulnerabilities were discovered in the Mac's OS X operating system in 2006, up from 19 in 2004." Please consider the source, though.
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RE: Great article
by Doc Pain on Wed 25th Oct 2006 02:25 UTC in reply to "Great article"
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Let me highlight from article quoted before:

"The threat was highlighted earlier this week after a handful of the company's iPods were shipped with the RavMonE.exe virus, which targeted iPods used with Microsoft Windows-based computers."

Concerning iPods, that's the answer. Who would youse an iPod with MICROS~1 "Windows"?!

And from another reply:

"Since most Apple users are not running anti-virus, how would they know they aren't compromised?"

You could ask this millions of MICROS~1 "Windows" users around the world who spam on the Internet. "My computer is safe!" seems to be an usual answer, but has nothing to do with the sad truth.


And most analysts... they can tell everything from not knowing anything. :-)

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