Breaking News - The Worm Turns

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  1. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    From CNN.
    BREAKING NEWS A worm shut down computers running Windows 2000 software across the United States. More soon.
    www.cnn.com

    Man, I feel so happy that I just bought a mac :)
     
  2. wiz7dome macrumors regular

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    Ok. Now everybody pay attention to how quickly they say "Macintosh computers not effected."
     
  3. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    My iBook is sitting back watchin the cnn report sippin' his margarita....what a life! :)
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    This one is serious!
    They are calling this one worm-rbot.cbq and they say it may have been derived from the Zotob worm.

    I will continue merrily working while my coworkers are scurrying around installing patches.
     
  5. wiz7dome macrumors regular

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    CNN SUCKS!!!

    Nothing new. One of the anchors just said that "even if your using a mac you're not safe"

    Good grief.

    *edit* spelling errors.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's true. We could be hit by panicked Windows 2000 users running down the street! :eek:
     
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  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    My step mom aka C R A Z Y step mom runs Windows 2000, and works for John Deere (she's a programmer) and she would be FREAKING out right now if her machine got shut down, but it's not because she has a Deere's security, and damn, it's good security, as all I know from her, she tells me how many labs they have of security and stuff, quite interesting.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yet another virus invasion for poor afflicted peecee users....

    ...Oh well, I am just glad that I am smart enough to use Mac OS X! :)
     
  10. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    I love when this kind of thing happens...because it just makes me feel sooooo proud of my Macs, and I just LOVE to rub it in PC users face's! :D
     
  11. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Well, I'm glad I switched. Now, to start working on the rest of the family. Hee hee hee.... :D
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same here :)
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Best of luck on your worthy crusade my friend. :)
     
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  15. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, I'll need it. I'll just say two sentences to my family members, "Guess What is awesome about the Mac? No spyware, no viruses, no problems."
    :D
     
  16. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    The same phrase that I love to tell people-
    they usually just stare at me and utter in amazement, "no viruses!!!"
     
  17. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Very good Doctor Q, that was quick thinking. It gave me a nice chuckle. When will they learn. Guess that CNN anchor didn't receive the memo about a Mac.
    :D
     
  18. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    lol thats hilarious doc
     
  19. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Ha. the only thing to worry about when viruses are released :D
     
  20. The_Man macrumors 6502

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    It really give you a nice warm feeling knowing that you have a mac. I like to see stories like this to help wake up the PC world. Someone today was asking me about a laptop and I recommonded an iBook. She was astounded by the fact that it cant get virus'. I might have switched her.
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Good job on the potential convincing of someone to switch!
     
  22. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    How would you know...

    ...you had the virus? The article states:

    "Symptoms include the repeated shutdown and rebooting of a computer."

    Isn't that the NORMAL operating mode? ;) Is that really a symptom? This "virus" sounds benign to me! :eek:
     
  23. florencevassy macrumors regular

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    :) :cool: :D Good point! So glad I am a Mac user..... :cool:
     
  24. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    I switched when i heard that macs dont get viruses.
     
  25. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    hahaha!

    so true!

    well put!
     

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