Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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by JAlexoid on Fri 24th Jun 2011 11:52 UTC in reply to "FUD"
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I have had to deal with many virus and malware infections over the years.

Don't download freaking pr0n and warez and Windows(even unpatched) is as secure as Mac OSX.

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Lots of experience
by wocowboy on Fri 24th Jun 2011 14:36 in reply to "RE: FUD"
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I have been owner/manager of a cable TV system for 30 years and have provided internet service to my customers for 10 years. Over that time I have seen MANY of my customers' machines become infected with viruses and malware, and have been called on to assist them in removing those infections or doing the erase/format/reinstall routine on their machines. I have had customers whose machines have been taken over by what I do not know, with the result being them flooding my upstream provider and my server with hundreds of thousands of spam emails per day and having to deal with their computers and my servers as a result. I am smart enough to not deal with the items you suggest, but my customers are not. Therefore I DO have experience with malware and viruses. Not on my Macs, though, they have NEVER been affected.

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RE: Lots of experience
by JAlexoid on Sat 25th Jun 2011 06:26 in reply to "Lots of experience"
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Oh... Are you saying that you're the parasite - that promotes anti-viruses over due diligence training?

I'll give you that Macs have far fewer worms/viruses/trojans than even Linux. Though you will never hear about any Linux malware, because it's not publicly accessible(used in attack operations on datacenters and highly customised). But with the growing popularity, there will be more and more malware for Mac. And given that people with Macs think they are very secure - that puts them at a higher risk level.

The only solution is education. Otherwise, Mac, Windows or Linux are very much the same.

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