Apple BACK ROOM, (Back of HOUSE? Computers now have NORTON)

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by hiimamac, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. hiimamac macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't see it with my own eyes and for sure, none of the floor models have it (imagine if word got out), but a friend of mine said that the back room, or whatever they call it, now have Norton Anti Virus installed on their machines.

    So, Mac's are now vulnerable?

    :eek:

    Any mac employee want to confirm this? Have one friend that works at apple and said it was true but didn't know why. Just policy - also said they just upgraded to Leopard (almost one year later).:eek:
     
  2. MacHipster macrumors 6502

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    Almost a year, eh? I wasn't aware Leopard was a Spring '07 release.
     
  3. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    I have trouble believing that even if Apple stores decided that their internal Macs needed anti-virus that they would use a bag of pus like Norton.
     
  4. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    It may just be a precaution. The only real reason to have any kind of antivirus software installed on a Mac these days is if you're exchanging files with PC users on a regular basis, which for backroom staff is quite plausible. The viruses aren't going to hurt them, it's more about being a good intertube citizen and all that jazz.
     
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    1, This is in the wrong forum - perhaps in community discussions or something?

    2, I agree that whilst macs are not venerable to many viruses, then can pass them on to others via email. Having antivirus on any system that regularly exchanges emails is a good precaution.

    3, I also agree that Norton sucks, however until there is a good native version of NOD32 for Leopard, were probably stuck with few commercial options (I haven't researched that statement)
     
  6. hiimamac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Meant 8 months and yes, I saw it = I submitted it as a story to mac rumors.

    Norton. Anti Virus.

    This is the logo I saw installed on all the computers.

    http://www.chajaridigital.com.ar/archivos/image0605/symantec.jpg
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I guess that is why they call it "MacRumors" - but to me it is a sad day when "a friend of mine said" is enough to get posted here. Can we have a vote here: What do you think is more likely - Apple running Norton Antivirus software on its Macs, or your friend talking nonsense? :mad:

    And if any "mac employees" (OMG they are APPLE employees, not MAC employees) reads this: Even if you think that you should post here and explain to the world that none of this is true, if you read your employment contract you will find that you could lose your job if you do this. So don't reply.
     
  8. surferfromuk macrumors 65816

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    In the back room - Hilarious!! Isn't that a euphemism for up the bum ? I think he's having you on...
     
  9. hiimamac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its called back of house but I felt like calling it back room happy. - don't want to get the friend in trouble.

    BOH
     
  10. wako macrumors 65816

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    .... all computers no matter what OS or whatever is always vulnerable. As long as you are connected to the outside world (internet) that system is vulnerable. OSX is no exception to that.
     
  11. alFR macrumors 68020

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  12. hiimamac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Look, call it what you will. Any mac person here that has worked for apple will confirm there is a little icon on the top right of the computers hard wired in the BOH and I was saving someone perhaps as I saw something I wasn't supposed to see, but they will confirm this little icon is a icon that means apple can log in anytime and see what you are doing. So, I will ask them if they can take a screen shot and see if I can get if. Of course, you'll say it was photo shopped but then again, how would you know what the apple icon that means APPLE is watching looks like unless you saw it?

    You couldn't and right beside it is the anti virus icon.
     
  13. alFR macrumors 68020

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    First you said you didn't see it (in post 1). Then you said you did (in post 6). Did you see it or not? Changing your story makes it less believable I'm afraid.

    Tinfoil hats on. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Well if you are running a bug free OS designed for nuclear power stations you might be OK. But even then you could probably download and install malware.
     
  15. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Did you stop to think that maybe it's NOT Norton Antivirus?

    Even if it is, it would be in an IT Depts best interest to ensure that if there is the slightest possibility something could happen, that they have taken preventative measures to ensure damage is minimized. It's smart business, it's not an admission that there are virii in the wild.

    But back to my first statement, rather than making assumptions like this, it could merely be another Norton/Symantec product. There ARE others out there you know.

    Macintosh
    Norton Internet Security 3.0 for Macintosh
    Norton AntiVirus Dual Protection for Mac
    Norton AntiVirus 11.0 for Mac
    Norton Personal Firewall 3.0 for Macintosh
    Norton Confidential for Macintosh
     

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