Over 600,000 macs infected with Flashback Trojan

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  1. Starscream600

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    More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet | Security - CNET News

    Oh dear.
     
  2. Nachtsider

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    So much for 'Macs don't get viruses'.
     
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    i got macafee viruis system on my lt computer
     
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    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    It's about time crApple got knocked down a peg.
     
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    Hahaha, they'll still overlook this, mac users.

    "Aside from that little mishap, Macs are STILL virus free, bitches!"

    Everyone else: "Wat?"
     
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    Who's virus free free now? BAHA.
     
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    I hate Macs.
     
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    Well when your users are saying your product is virus free, someone's gonna hack it just to prove them wrong.
     
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    Pretty much. It's like when people claim that their shitty foreign car (or shitty American car, depending on the person) claims it to never break down, only figure out that nothing ever goes forever without issues.
     
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    Makes me real glad I recently had to boost my anti-virus protection from Avast! to include some Malwarebyte and ComboFix stuff simply to get back on the university network after I got infected the other day, even though I am a PC man.
     
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    Sucks to be them I guess.
     
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    Apple computers? Should have used a worm instead of a trojan.
     
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    hahaha!
     
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    Been awhile since I've seen so much ignorance in one place.
     
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    This thread is just full of lovely individuals.

    I feel bad for all those affected. I also feel bad for people who use Macs in general now. A lot of people prefer Macs for their security and supposed immunity to viruses. This is a real kick in the nuts to that, and I'd feel pissed.

    Heh.
     
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    Anyone who believes that pretty much any computer is virus free has been listening too much to the Best Buy salesmen (I've heard several tell customers that macs are completely virus free). If you can code for it, you can code a virus for it.

    Typically the largest number of people have pc's it seems (macs are about 15% of the NA and Australian market, 7% of the EU, and less than 5% in Asia), so that's where the viruses will generally be found. The more people who have a certain type of computer, the more will be working on viruses for fun, and the greater the impact when one is releases, so greater too is the payoff for those who create the virus when they release it.

    Realistically though, 600000 computers is really not that many to be honest. Yes it sucks of course for those who got it, but compared to the average number hit by a newsworthy pc virus, I'd say that it's a drop in the bucket really.


    I do wish the blind Apple rage would stop though. As much as there are idiots who just buy stuff because it says Apple on it, blindly hating on Apple products (which are largely just pc's anyway that are running a different os, only there are fewer varieties to choose from and those that are available are usually (imo) put together with greater thought when it comes to product compatibility) is just as stupid.
     
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    Looks like have to tell one of my friends about this. :lol 
     
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    The problem is, the same individuals who got infected, laugh at the PC owners when they get a mass virus. It's not cool regardless of who's computers get it.
     
  20. GogDog

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    So Macs now have a total of ONE virus and the haters explode. :lol  Mac users stil have a lot to brag about.

    I hope I'm the not the only one who sees the irony in this. :D 

    For the record, I use both Macs and Windows equally.
     

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