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macfan
Jul 11, 2003, 05:10 PM
Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/11/technology/11HACK.html)

From the story.

More than a thousand unsuspecting Internet users around the world have recently had their computers hijacked by hackers, who computer security experts say are using them for pornographic Web sites.

However...

Computer owners can protect themselves by using firewall software or hardware, which prevent unauthorized entry and use of computers, Mr. Smith said. The rogue program does not affect the Apple Macintosh line of computers or computers running variants of the Unix operating system.

tazo
Jul 11, 2003, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by macfan
Link (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/11/technology/11HACK.html)

From the story.



However...

thats classic :)

I told my friend i had a virus on my pc computer, he asked which one, and I said "windows". he didn't get it. then again he is one of those people that believes shoving a glowstick in a pc case makes it "a mod". lol.

-tazo

chewbaccapits
Jul 11, 2003, 06:15 PM
That is classic...Here's my favorite quote:

" Computer owners can protect themselves by using firewall software or hardware, which prevent unauthorized entry and use of computers, Mr. Smith said. The rogue program does not affect the Apple Macintosh line of computers or computers running variants of the Unix operating system."

Wes
Jul 11, 2003, 08:09 PM
" Computer owners can protect themselves by using firewall software or hardware, which prevent unauthorized entry and use of computers, Mr. Smith said. The rogue program does not affect the Apple Macintosh line of computers or computers running variants of the Unix operating system."

I feel extra safe being in the two categories that are unaffected. :D

thebossisback
Jul 12, 2003, 05:59 AM
thats what you deserve if you buy a pc

Wardofsky
Jul 12, 2003, 09:52 AM
Well, yeah it may be funny for us but people do use PC's for work, ie. my school work.
If all the school computers go down that means all our work is gone etc.
Well, through teh airport my PC should be ok for now.

Ah well, what can you do to stop a bunch of horny hackers...

hvfsl
Jul 12, 2003, 02:43 PM
I have my Win2000 PC (plus my Mac) connected to the net 24/7 without any virus or protection software. You only get problems if you are dumb enough to use Outlook or do lots of P2P and go to porn/warez sites. The only time I got a virus on my PC was when one of my friends went to a porn site on my PC and downloaded a virus thinking it was an image.

scem0
Jul 12, 2003, 04:56 PM
Originally posted by thebossisback
thats what you deserve if you buy a pc

I hope you don't really mean that.

You know, some people are forced to buy PCs because their job requires it, or because the software they use to make a living is only availiable for Windows, etc.

And for other people a PC is just the better choice. I am one of those people. When you have $700 to spend on a computer and it is a choice between a 2.4GHz pentium 4 (533MHz FSB) or a 400MHz G4 (100 MHz FSB), most people would choose the PC. I was one of those people. For a gamer a PC is the better choice, they run games better and they have more games.

As for the article, how could these 'hikacked' computers be used for porn?

scem0

Wes
Jul 12, 2003, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by scem0
I hope you don't really mean that.

You know, some people are forced to buy PCs because their job requires it, or because the software they use to make a living is only availiable for Windows, etc.

And for other people a PC is just the better choice. I am one of those people. When you have $700 to spend on a computer and it is a choice between a 2.4GHz pentium 4 (533MHz FSB) or a 400MHz G4 (100 MHz FSB), most people would choose the PC. I was one of those people. For a gamer a PC is the better choice, they run games better and they have more games.

As for the article, how could these 'hikacked' computers be used for porn?

scem0

Mirror the websites? All bandwidth could be used.

mymemory
Jul 12, 2003, 06:47 PM
I wouldn't mind to have some porn in my computer in the morning:D

thebossisback
Jul 12, 2003, 09:39 PM
i meant for the average home user

MrMacMan
Jul 12, 2003, 11:56 PM
Originally posted by mymemory
I wouldn't mind to have some porn in my computer in the morning:D

haha! Comeon there are tons of places man... not that I know anything...

Originally posted by Wes
Mirror the websites? All bandwidth could be used.

Heck yeah, even broacast images, put the computer as a hosting of there material... :(

Sad thing.

caveman_uk
Jul 13, 2003, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by MrMacman
haha! Comeon there are tons of places man... not that I know anything...

Honest I don't know anything...Porn?? What' that?...Well I never :rolleyes:

maradong
Jul 14, 2003, 01:59 AM
Originally posted by thebossisback
thats what you deserve if you buy a pc
ehm
what about linux ... is buying a classic pc with the x86 hardware something bad if you run linux? for you ?

chewbaccapits
Jul 16, 2003, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by hvfsl
The only time I got a virus on my PC was when one of my friends went to a porn site on my PC and downloaded a virus thinking it was an image.

Friend huh? Funny, this reminds me when I had a hickey...And I tried to hide it yet my dad saw it and asked what I happened...Surprised, the only lame excuse I could conjure up was "A mosquito bite me". My dad's reply was, "That mosquito better not bite you again"....Just thought I'd share that.