Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 18th Apr 2009 09:27 UTC
Mac OS X Remember the Mac trojan that we reported about earlier this year? A trojan was found piggybacking on the back of copies of iWork and Photoshop CS4 found on warez sites and networks, and it would install itself after the user had entered his or her administrator password during the software's installation. This trojan didn't seem like much of a threat back then, but as it turns out, it's now in use in the first Macintosh botnet.
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RE: hmm
by FealDorf on Sat 18th Apr 2009 13:14 UTC in reply to "hmm"
FealDorf
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2008-01-07

No offense, but what you said seems like a fanboy remark. If you look at the security model of Leopard vs Vista; Vista is a lot more secure in design. The reason mac didn't have till date is the same as before -- it wasn't a lucrative target for virus-makers till now. Not cuz "apple is ahead of the curve". If that were the case they could have done some justice by including atleast a simple paint-software (iPhoto is *NOT* what I want).
As for being "cheap", even World of Goo at $20 is pirated at 90% --- it's about getting things for free; and those two are *quite* different. IMHO.

However; I don't think antivirus softwares are as needed as customer awareness and education . There was this incident where my friend complained that his (pirated) copy of Symantec was outdated. When I gave him Avira; he COMPLAINED that it showed a lot of virus warnings; so removed it...

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