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Mac Attack


MrGoatsmilk 12 1.5k England
30 May 2013 1:46PM
Major spyware being developed

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mikehit 10 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 1:53PM
That will remove one major bastion of their feeling of superiority.
mdpontin 16 6.0k Scotland
30 May 2013 2:02PM
It's hardly the first example of this kind of thing. Any Mac user with any sense knows there's always some degree of risk regardless of which OS you use, although I realise that's not what most non-Mac users like to believe! Wink I read about this about a week ago on a Mac-orientated site.

One interesting quote from the ZDNET article:

Quote:Despite successfully compromising Telenor, the hackers are not advanced and rely on exploits for old, patched Internet Explorer, Java and Microsoft Word flaws. However, the group is well-organised, according to Fagerland.

I'm not sure whether that means this particular example also targets Windows, or if the people behind it are really attacking Macs with IE - which would be pretty old by now, and dwindling in number.
simmybear 14 32 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 2:03PM
Hack attack means Mac taking flack over virus software lack, Apple expected to strike back Tongue
MrGoatsmilk 12 1.5k England
30 May 2013 2:21PM

Quote:Hack attack means Mac taking flack over virus software lack, Apple expected to strike back Tongue


Erm ok thanks for that, not sure why you needed to tell us that but hey ho
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 3:41PM

Quote:That will remove one major bastion of their feeling of superiority.


I've never considered a Mac system superior in its ability to keep spyware out. The people who create these things aim for a mass market and that will always be windows based systems.

Ken
robthecamman 8 1.7k United Kingdom
30 May 2013 5:20PM
more drivel Smile
redsnappa 17 2.0k United Kingdom
30 May 2013 5:30PM
This new malware should not be a problem as everyone knows Macs are immune to virus attack.
mdpontin 16 6.0k Scotland
30 May 2013 6:08PM

Quote:...everyone knows Macs are immune to virus attack.

Well, you apparently think so. Most Mac users have more sense. Tongue
lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 6:14PM

Quote:This new malware should not be a problem as everyone knows Macs are immune to virus attack.


That's sarcasm right? Even Apples own machines aren't immune.
simmybear 14 32 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 6:51PM
MrGoatsmilk "Erm ok thanks for that, not sure why you needed to tell us that but hey ho"

I didn't realise humour removal was a requirement for membership of these forums?
MrGoatsmilk 12 1.5k England
30 May 2013 7:05PM

Quote:MrGoatsmilk "Erm ok thanks for that, not sure why you needed to tell us that but hey ho"

I didn't realise humour removal was a requirement for membership of these forums?



I din't realise it was humour, I just thought you were pissed Grin
Newdevonian 8 466 United Kingdom
30 May 2013 10:43PM

Quote:That will remove one major bastion of their feeling of superiority.


That leaves us 9999 others to boast about.Tongue
Rev2 10 302 2 England
31 May 2013 8:27AM
I hear Windows 8 users are getting their own start button, wow!

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/330c8b8e-b66b-11e2-93ba-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2UbvoYz00 Blush
digicammad 17 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 8:49AM
How is that relevant to a thread about a virus on a different platform?

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