The Mac Malware Myth

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. MacBytes
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    macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Mudbug
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    Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    While I agree pretty much whole-heartedly with this article, I'd say anyone who just assumes they're safe from all the BadStuff™ on the internet because they use a Mac are simply asking for something eventually to infect/do harm to their machines.

    That being said, I'd say 99% of antivirus software for the Mac is snake oil.

    Enjoy the fact that you're not being infected by all that BadStuff™, but don't be so smug about it that you turn a blind eye to real news reports from real news sources about the possibility of a Mac virus/worm/trojan in the wild. Protect yourself when necessary. Just choose your snake oil carefully, I guess.
  3. rdowns
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    macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Great article. I especially enjoyed the pictures.

    The pic was a banner ad for Anti-Virus Software. :D
  4. SPUY767
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    macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2003
    I used to like roughly drafted. Dilger seems intoxicated of late.

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