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Originally Posted by Mes No one really knows if this will be any 'real' issue, but one thing is guaranteed ... Apple (and the rest of the money-grapping corps's) will...
12-30-2010, 05:24 PM #21
If you're on iOS then it might not be so great for jailbreakers. 1) because you're going to be more vulnerable to attacks anyways 2) if you want to be safer then you'd have to upgrade...meaning jailbreak confusion everywhere ;(
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12-30-2010, 05:34 PM #22
Jobs will get scared and switch to windows phone and win7
12-30-2010, 05:59 PM #23
Charlie Miller stated on twitter that while researching on antivirus software for macs recently, he could not fin one source justifying it's need that was not directly linked to an antivirus programming company.
This article is absolutely worthless and the writer should have included rationale thought in it. Seems as though he was just pushing out articles as if to meet a quota today.
12-30-2010, 06:51 PM #24
MAC having no viruses is IMO some B.S. Lol. Really the only OS that can't get viruses is Linux. Security is so tight the virus actually asks you permission to infect your computer lol xD
12-30-2010, 06:55 PM #25
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12-30-2010, 07:05 PM #27
Look at NSX's post above.
12-30-2010, 07:06 PM #28
I actually wondered why Windows didn't do that! Someone should make a system tweak (if it's really that easy. Again, I'm no expert at coding).
12-30-2010, 07:16 PM #29
As long as you have the best AntiVirus and Internet Security (Kaspersky or ESET) you're fine on windows. Avast and all doesn't cut it. Internet Explorer is a sponge for viruses too...
12-30-2010, 07:20 PM #30
12-30-2010, 07:24 PM #31
^^ Proud Google Chrome user here.
12-30-2010, 07:25 PM #32
I just switched two days ago from FireFox. I love it. Let's get back on topic here though lol.
12-30-2010, 07:32 PM #33
Well seeing an iOS attack will be interesting. They'll finally breach UNIX's security if they do IF it even happens at all. If it does there's room for improvement
12-30-2010, 07:35 PM #34
IDK if iOS has that Unix feature though. 'Star' didn't ask permission. There had to be a patch for it to ask permission, remember?
12-30-2010, 07:36 PM #35
The security companies just want to get the new OSX user to jump on board their un-needed software at the moment.
As someone stated before that OS9 and below had a good amount of viruses and even smaller user base than OSX. Don't think user base fully drive the virus tragets but it does make it more tempting.
But some ISPs offer antivirus software for free for the mac if you are getting scared. Comcast offers Norton's for free to both Windows and Mac. Also there is ClamX AV that is free for OSX.
12-30-2010, 07:39 PM #36
Hopefully Kaspersky makes it's way to Mac!
12-30-2010, 07:44 PM #37
Yea Norton's is one bloated beast on OSX. These big name anti-virus companies need to get to work on making their software more effiecent on OSX before trying to scare people. There are some OSX only AV companies that got it down.
12-30-2010, 07:48 PM #38
Norton uses up resources like a B. Kaspersky and ESET Smart Security/Nod32 are actually lightweight AVs and very efficient at the same time.
12-30-2010, 07:50 PM #39
12-30-2010, 07:54 PM #40
^^ I've updated, restored, and downgraded iPhones, Nanos and Shuffles on Windows with no problems what so ever...