OSX root hacked in under 30 minutes?!?!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bosrs1, Mar 6, 2006.

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  1. bosrs1 macrumors 6502

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20060306/tc_nf/41948

    What happened to OSX being super secure compared to Win XP. Reading this article makes it seem like we're no more secure then the avg PC user. Say it aint so Apple. Is the Intel transition to blame?
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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  3. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    considering a fresh install of XP cant last even 10 minutes on a open network without being violated in some sense...

    Any OS is vulnerable if precautions aren't taken.

    In all reality it is like a car alarm, you can buy the best in the business but when the day is done if someone really wants the car they will take it regardless. Being proactive in protection is always better than being reactive. If you leave your system wide open you deserve what is coming to you.

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  4. bosrs1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Then what is a good OSX spyware searcher as they suggest? I've never heard of such a thing. The guy at the Apple store who sold me my Mac said there were only 2 viruses and no spyware for it?
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    There is no spyware for OSX. Thus, no spyware searcher. The person who wrote that bit needs to be hung from a certain body part...and I wasn't thinking the neck.
     
  6. bosrs1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    And what's a good virus scanner and/or firewall. I had Virex, but it no longer worked when I upgraded to Tiger.
     
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