For all MACusers

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by meenaghman, 5 Nov 2007.

  1. meenaghman

    meenaghman Guru

  2. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Colne, Lancs
    Surely it's not 8% of computer users, but the percentage of mac users who want to download free porn? I have no urge to watch free porn, or in fact any downloaded video, so I won't fall for their tricks.
  3. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Yeah, so you have to:

    1) Go to a pr0n site,
    2) Try to watch a video,
    3) Accept to download the missing 'codec' it says you need,
    4) Manually install said 'codec' once the download has finished...
    5) ...providing your admin password to do so.

    I think people who trust software from teh pr0n sites with their root privileges deserve everything they get on this one.

    I daresay it'll spread to more mainstream sites in time. In any case, you need to be sensible about installing untrusted software wherever it comes from - as root or otherwise.
  4. OP

    meenaghman Guru

    The first Windows/Dos Viruses required users to load them. Later they concentrated on attacking vulnerabilities in the OS (loads) or applications (even more). I think the point about the article is not so much concerned with the actual virus (which the author believes wasnt released properly anyway) but in the actual targetting of mac users. So while the OS does on the face of it provide more security, the fact that its never been seriously challenged before doesn't necessarily mean its not vulnerable.. its probably more down to a simple business equation - is there any profit it it ? with the MAC and other Apple devices selling well, that point may have been reached.
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    as carwash says
  6. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Gruber is spot-on as usual:

  7. starseven

    starseven Guest

    As well as the mac, I have a pc. I havent used any anti virus software on ether for over 2 years,(other than xp firewall) no problems.
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