McAfee Stabs At Mac Security

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    Finally, an article written by someone with some common sense.
     
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    McAfee's technicians have done pretty well. Of course, you should never let administrators do anything significant--that's why they have assistants. He should stick to signing papers, since that's something he can do well.

    McAfee owns Virex, which used to be really great anti-virus software and has changed a lot since Mac OS X, being a hybrid Dr. Solomon's/Virex/McAfee Virusscan product.

    I noticed today that McAfee introduced anti-virus software for Intel-based Macs--that runs under Rosetta. :D :eek:
     
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    This just sounds like McAfee is trying to scare people into buying their software.
     
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    Should we be surprised?! ;)
     
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    Not at all ;) That's how this security business works. I'm sure thats why spyware and windows viruses have not been patched. If it was, it would put a lot of companies out of business.
     
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    In the beginning days of the insurance industry, the company's firemen would often start fires to those buildings for which policies were refused.

    It seems that many industries would benefit from an assisted need. :p
     
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    Rather than spending money on generating an ever-rising, ever-more-steaming pile of FUD, McAfee should invest in hiring more and better coders so its own software wouldn't suck, wouldn't break other legitimate software, etc.
     
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    Here's my favorite quote from the article:

     
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    I simply hate it when companies use plausable deniability of rhetorical structure to conduct advertising in articles. The idea being, create an anxiety relievable by purchase. That article wasn't a report on OSX's vulnerability, it was a scare tactic to gain marketshare off of Apple's growth potential. The real trouble is most ppl aren't astute enough to realize they are being manipulated and that Macafee has a financial interest in making computers seem more vulnerable to viruses than the facts indicate.
     
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    Good article. Worthy of my Anti-FUD stamp of approval!
     
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    You asked for it.

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    I Like it!;)
     

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