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Old 04-06-2012, 06:37 AM
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Default 600,000 Apple Computers Infected

1. I told you so. Macs are not immune to virus and or other attacks.
2. If you own a computer with a half eaten fruit on it you now know it is not invincible. Get ready for more to come.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/new-m...soft+Report%29

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:00 AM
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Sure took "them" a long time....
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I think Kaspersky ( Russian antivirus) puts it out there
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
Sure took "them" a long time....
Stuff has been around for years and lots of known hacks, just wasn't the critical mass to warrant a hacker to spend the time. Now that more people are using them, game on.
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
Sure took "them" a long time....
They just weren't a big enough target yet. Payloads are delivered where they will do the most damage.
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Well, not good new for sure. Still, I'm not switching to Windows, they aren't exactly immune.
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Originally Posted by keithelder View Post
Stuff has been around for years and lots of known hacks, just wasn't the critical mass to warrant a hacker to spend the time. Now that more people are using them, game on.

If you think 600,000 users isn’t a lot, let’s put it in perspective. According to the latest statistics from Net Market Share, there are roughly 13 Windows PCs for every Mac in the world. So an equivalent infection rate in the Windows population would translate to 7.8 million Windows PCs.



Also, the article mentions the reason for the iMac-attack now is the growing popularity of iApple software, not the Mac platform. iApple morphed it's OS onto iPhones and iPads. You can take it to the bank folks are working to exploit those devices as well.
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Read this first:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5228

To see if you have the virus, type (copy and paste) the following commands in the Terminal. If they come back with "...does not exist," you don't have the virus.
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defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

If you get a positive hit, the go to this link for instruction on how to get rid of it.
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/troj...shback_i.shtml
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
I think Kaspersky ( Russian antivirus) puts it out there
I was worried about that same thing when a puter wizard tried to get me to use kaspersky and I refused after reading their bio.
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Originally Posted by t3rockhall View Post
Read this first:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5228

To see if you have the virus, type (copy and paste) the following commands in the Terminal. If they come back with "...does not exist," you don't have the virus.
Command:
defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment
defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

If you get a positive hit, the go to this link for instruction on how to get rid of it.
http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/troj...shback_i.shtml
I'm good to go. Thanks!
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A flea bite as compared to what has happened to Windows.
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Originally Posted by t3rockhall View Post

To see if you have the virus, type (copy and paste) the following ...

WHAT?!?!? Am I seeing Mr T3 himself referencing a VIRUS on an APPLE computer?!? T3 -- are you off your meds, or what?!?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post

A flea bite as compared to what has happened to Windows.

Humm ... are you posting without reading the thread, again?

Dude, read above.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
Humm ... are you posting without reading the thread, again?

Dude, read above.
It's hard to read..my Apple is infected.
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I knew this would happen after they banned ALAR......
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
It's hard to read..my Apple is infected.



Hopefully you are not allergic to penicillin.
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Actually, I do have Apple and after reading about the issue had some concern...so I just disabled JAVA.
Now the patch is out..and I hope this is not a warning of things to come.

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Ahhhhhh, the $1000 paper weight. No worry, APPLE have PLENTY more where those came from. hehe.
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Apparently Windows users are thrilled about this.
Misery loves company?
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Originally Posted by Rascalsdad View Post
Apparently Windows users are thrilled about this.
Misery loves company?

I think iApple haters are thrilled, probably having an all-night party over it. The rest of us couldn't care less. iApple releases security updates with a frequency similar to Microsoft. Attempts to exploit iApple products has always been there. Unfortunately, due to iApple's marketing model, there are loads less folks looking for security holes in iApple products than there are looking at Window's based products. Where there is one pair of eyes keep iApple products secure, there are lots and lots and lots of eyes looking to keep Windows secure -- and still stuff get through.

Me thinks the iApple computers aren't the real target -- me thinks the iPhones are.
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