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Originally posted by conspiracy88
All the trendy followers ruined it for everyone else. I remember the days of very few mac users and those that had a mac actually knew why it was that they were using a mac. Now every "cool" kid at school has one. Someone should invent a virus that attacks followers. Nvm, that's like 95% of humanity gone. Bad idea.
You're glossing over the reasons for why "macs are immune to viruses" started in the first place
Yaneza's advice to Mac users? The conventional wisdom still holds: stick to Apple's own app stores, and don't download anything from an unknown source. Following those two rules alone will block most Mac malware.
In November, Sophos warned of the Jahlav Trojan. Similar to other malware campaigns, cybercriminals created a bogus webpage claiming to contain a video.
Visiting the site produces a message saying that you don't have the correct codec installed to watch the video - whereupon the site offers you an EXE if you run Windows, and a DMG (Disk Image) file if you are using an Apple Mac.
Controversially, Apple issued a support advisory urging customers to run anti-virus software - but after media interest, rapidly deleted the page from their website.
which leads me to believe you don't know either and at the same time are calling these "otherwise intelligent people", idiots. Just find it amusing.
So, for an infected jpg you also need to have a compromised exe that can extract the code hidden in the jpg, am I understanding that correctly?
Its what its instructed to do that is the difference, at least thats how i see it.
Mac users simply don't have a respect for the stupidity and vulnerability of a machine.
Also, a Mac does not come loaded with all of the useles, resource hogging, load at start up bull # that comes on a pre-built Windows PC.
My wife bought an HP laptop last summer. It took me an hour or more to figure out what needs to load at start up and what does not so I could get it to boot up at what I consider proper for a new computer.
One pf the things I like about the mac is that it asks for your system password before any changes are allowed to be made to the registry. I am sure there is a way for a virus writer to work around that, but it is an added layer of security.