New OSX worm.

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Post by sweetjesus » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:16 am

shaneblyth wrote:
sweetjesus wrote:being in hong kong (kowloon) airport during the SARS was quite a scary experience... also did u guys know the first computer virus was on an apple.
ahhhhhhh that makes sense now so virus's started on Apples and then Steve delt to them and made it too hard so they made Windows so it was easier for virus writers who flocked to the new OS and now we are coming full circle as Windows gets zillions of virus's which they patch to death and 1000's of applications to kill them all now Apple maybe is getting easier to write for again ?
Nah I must stop smoking crack I think the only people attempting to write virus's for Apples are the Virus program manufacterers.. they just arnt doing too good a job so far..
that 0-49 known infections is just too low so they release there Bloggers which they have paid off to spread more FUD.. isn't life on the net great!
Oh hangon isnt Dyvorak saying the OSX is going to be removed and Windows will be on all new Apple comuters in the world inside the next year or 2 ?
a very good piece of advice i was given by a successful dj friend of mine was that if you put out enough shit, eventually some of it will stick..same goes with Dvorak.. out of 30 or so stories, he's bound to get one of them right!


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Post by claudek » Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:47 pm

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Post by netchaiev » Tue Feb 21, 2006 7:02 pm

Well the real scary thing is not the "worm' but the Safari thing:
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Post by kennerb » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:05 am

Not intending to get off topic and actually talk about a computer worm but here it is ... index.html

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Post by shaneblyth » Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:21 am

i believe the blue tooth thing was patched a little while ago so if you have your updates up your ok the other thing is that programs like Sophus antivirus are claining to find on eof these the b one i think and it is not true..
I get the feeling that there is a bit of a conspiracy going on with the antivirus companies to get us to buy there stuff for no good reason
What with MS antispyware for windows doing things like finding Norton antivirus as spyware mistakenly and Norton itself is know in PC circles as a pretty bad piece of crap that your better off without and better to use the free avg antivirus.. I have been working in the PC industry for years and it is a mess really and i wonder half the time whats real and what is just bad programs.
I can see that the only one to get any mileage out of this are the software sellers and maybe windows could feel a little better about it's safety especially as Vista is coming up so maybe this would really suit MS to show OSX as not that great when it really is.. who knows

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Post by MrYellow » Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:16 am

Yeah MS has written a virus for Mac.... pfft...

People have been saying the anti-virus companies are the virus writers
since like.... 1985 or before..... Maybe a few here and there, but the vast
majority are kids looking for fame with their peers.

This isn't the first virus for Mac people, there are plenty. Steve isn't the
reason for viruses not working on mac..... The sole reason is that there
aren't enough macs on the net to make a virus spread properly.

Even on PC where you have millions on insecure computers ran by
grandmas with no idea of how to use them there are only a few viruses that
ever have what it takes to spread properly. Today for a virus to spread it
needs like 10 propagation methods and polymorphic encrypted code to
have even a small chance of being a success.

If a human virus only infected people that had a middle name of Bill and
blue eyes...... How far do you think it would get? What's the chances of 2
people with the middle name of Bill and blue eyes meeting each other
during an incubation period?

Viruses are real, they are written by kids or adults with no life, they are
stopped by anti-virus companies, and people who know how to setup a
computer properly, they run inside software, which runs inside an OS. They
have nothing to do with any business decision by Steve, anti-virus
companies, MS, or walmart.


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Post by LOFA » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:15 am

How about cats? In particular, invasive australian cat's? Don't suppose they might be fu7king this up too- eh?

Sorry, beer :oops:

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