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"
Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

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.

Finally:

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

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RE[2]: Great article
by Soulbender on Wed 25th Oct 2006 08:29 in reply to "RE: Great article"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

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

Since there are more people who buy iPods than people who buy OSX all signs points to "quite a few".

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