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Mac malware
Authored by: bkhl on Apr 12, '12 10:50:47AM

Updated the OS and checked my computers for the trojan. Apple was too slow plugging the hole obviously, but other than that this was nothing surprising. There will be security holes–they will be plugged in when found–you will have to stay up to date. It doesn't mean virus scanning is more or less unnecessary than it was before.



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Mac malware
Authored by: SirPavlova on Apr 19, '12 12:31:36AM

I ran Windows XP for years without antivirus, both pre- & post-SP2. My yearly paranoia scans showed no infections whatsoever. When I finally switched to a Mac, my XP system was still running as snappily as the day I installed it, unlike any system I've ever seen with antivirus rubbish all through it.

Updates, knowing the system, & not using IE. That is the whole of the Law. Nothing's going to protect you from a 0-day worm except luck.



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