Apple's Good Fight on Malware

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  1. macrumors bot

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    Category: Apple Software
    Link: Apple's Good Fight on Malware
    Description:: Fresh news reports of nasty bugs aimed at Apple computers have rekindled the age-old debate: are Macs safe? Here's the lowdown

    Posted on MacBytes.com
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    superleccy

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    Blimey. A more-or-less accurate discussion on Mac security. Can it be true?
     
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    Very good article about the state of Mac security. I'm still confused about the meaning of a zero-day. Anyone care to elaborate.:)
     
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    very well written! and i just read a businessweek article the other day and a reader (either on that website or macrumors, i can't remembeR) was busting on BW for being anti apple! well, maybe some of their writers are, but this author did a very well researched and well balanced story.
     
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    yellow

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    Excellent, another non-FUD article on Mac OS X security.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    It means that the vulnerability was announced before the vendor could write a patch. ;)
     
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    Seasought

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    From the article:

    "Zero-days are exploits or vulnerabilities that cause damage in the wild before being disclosed to the vendors of the targeted software. "

    If you were being sarcastic, I apologize :D.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Umm.. this article was listed here just a few days ago.
     
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    I thought it might have been but I wasn't sure. Apologys for re posting it.
     

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