Why don't macs get Viruses?

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by fishmonkey » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:41 am

plantaginate wrote:report says Apple number one for security vulnerabilities
8O
however the numbers for Apple are not specifically for Macs, those figures are for all Apple software, including iTunes, Quicktime and Safari, which are cross-platform.

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by twisted-space » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:39 pm

fishmonkey wrote:
plantaginate wrote:report says Apple number one for security vulnerabilities
8O
however the numbers for Apple are not specifically for Macs, those figures are for all Apple software, including iTunes, Quicktime and Safari, which are cross-platform.
And which are pre-installed on every Mac?

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by plantaginate » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:40 pm

twisted-space wrote:
fishmonkey wrote:
plantaginate wrote:report says Apple number one for security vulnerabilities
8O
however the numbers for Apple are not specifically for Macs, those figures are for all Apple software, including iTunes, Quicktime and Safari, which are cross-platform.
And which are pre-installed on every Mac?
actually the windows version of safari doesn't exhibit the same vulnerabilities as the mac version,

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by darkcatt » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:43 pm

Mac's can and do get viruses but it is really rare as they are based of a Unix kernal.
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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by ethios4 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:59 pm

^^ Not true, it is because of low market share and because the corporate world does not use Macs much.

An enlightening article,
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/ques ... iller/2941

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by steko » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:14 pm

^ By Ryan Naraine | March 19, 2009

Up till now there's ZERO OS X viruses in the wild = zilch, nada...

I handful malware stuff, which still would need your admin authorization. Please guys...

Of course you should disable unneeded services & avoid torrent software.

http://www.reedcorner.net/thomas/guides/macvirus/

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by steko » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:51 pm

Rahad Jackson wrote:My Awesome Mix Tape #6

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by 3phase » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:03 pm

"...I never give up free bugs. I have a new campaign. It’s called NO MORE FREE BUGS. Vulnerabilities have a market value so it makes no sense to work hard to find a bug, write an exploit and then give it away. Apple pays people to do the same job so we know there’s value to this work. No more free bugs..."

yeah... bug bounty for all !!
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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by ethios4 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:24 pm

3phase wrote:"...I never give up free bugs. I have a new campaign. It’s called NO MORE FREE BUGS. Vulnerabilities have a market value so it makes no sense to work hard to find a bug, write an exploit and then give it away. Apple pays people to do the same job so we know there’s value to this work. No more free bugs..."

yeah... bug bounty for all !!
Yea, I thought that was a fascinating insight into the real world of cybersecurity as well! Well, at least it was fascinating to me.

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by djsynchro » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:45 pm

ethios4 wrote:Yea, I thought that was a fascinating insight into the real world of cybersecurity as well! Well, at least it was fascinating to me.
this

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by H20nly » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:06 pm

wildcon wrote:Having trawled the live forums it seems that Macs don't get viruses 8O

Is this true?

and if so why :?

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What fine responses you got eh?

Now start a thread asking how many Mac owners actually have a way of knowing if they're infected.

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by djsynchro » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:53 pm

H20nly wrote:These "it cannot happen" statements equate to a wedding party that mails the crashers an invite.
"it just works"

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by smutek » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:32 am

this

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by plantaginate » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:48 am

what's an intel processor doing in a mac?
sending all your private data to hackers..

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Re: Why don't macs get Viruses?

Post by djsynchro » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:37 am

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