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For all those smug Mac Users - only PC's can get viruses eh?

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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Always made me smile when reading forums, how when PC users get viruses you'd get one so and so saying, should have got a Mac.
Times could be changing......
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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BBC News
ZDNet

Edited By: boydent999 on May 19, 2011 19:18
banned#2
I was just about to put an inb4 badass...
#3
Wow, never heard/read that before; and he's me thinking i'd found a first!
"TAXI"
Joking aside, i have never seen that, nor it quoted and yet, i stand by my original post, so many folks come on, not just here saying how you should get a mac to avoid getting viruses.........

Edited By: boydent999 on May 19, 2011 19:22
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dcx_badass
Forget that, this is worse than basically any other virus:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/index.cfm?newsid=26816

Turn a mac keyboard into a undetectable hardware keylogger.


Wow, thats clever s***...

Your move "safe haven" mac users :D
#5
If a Mac user claims they can't get viruses, he/she is an idiot. The fact however remains that number of viruses on a PC outnumber those on OSX by over 10,000,000 to 1.

The piece regarding the keylogger is hypothetical due to the amount memory onboard the keyboard and is over 2 years old. Had this manifested into something more malicious, you'd have heard about it from your Windows fanboy counterparts.

FWIW's, I've never had a virus on either my Windows machines or Mac's.

Pointless topic is pointless.
banned#6
Why would anyone install security for their Mac in the first place.

Been using Macs for over 15 years with no issues/tissues.
#7
spammed as I love macs
#8
boothy
spammed as I love macs


Looks like spam is on the menu! :D
#9
JonnyTwoToes
Why would anyone install security for their Mac in the first place.

Been using Macs for over 15 years with no issues/tissues.



+1

And quite frankly using a bit of common sense and being careful of what you choose to dl or install on your computer is a big help. Regardless of PC or Mac

I will be truthful, I've never been stupid enough to say I'll never get a virus, because there are chances it could happen. With macs becoming more common place in the last 10 years obviously the odds are that this may be heard of more.
#10
if someone is dumb enough to download this to protect their mac, then they deserve what they get.

and secondly, its not really a virus as you have to make a conscious choice to download it.

its like going on a phishing site and enter your details.

AND i dont own a mac!
#11
Is this supposed to be bragging?

To be honest you'd have to be a total muppet to download the file. I don't see what there is to be smug about given that some people perhaps lack common sense and there are a number of criminals looking to gain from vulnerable people whether they have a mac or a pc.

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