Apple warns of Mac attack risk via image files

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  1. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=3933

    so if you haven't updated, do it now.
     
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Weren't there fixes for most of these issues released yesterday? I'm not certain....:confused:
     
  3. celticpride678

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    I was thinking the same exact thing. They were fixed in the security updates of 10.5.8 and Tiger too, I think.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Yes.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    +2 ^^^ I thought it was just my inability to read between the lines.....:eek:
     
  6. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    well most of the windows "viruses" and worms out there use patch security holes that are months old.

    A big one from years past was MSblaster. MSblaster used a security hole in windows XP that had been patched months before hand but so many people failed up update their computers.
     
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    That's a good point; I make sure my family and friends are aware of the Mac updates as soon as they come out.....:cool:
     
  8. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    One windows people fail to understand there are some very basic practices that keep one from getting nailed from a virus and worms.


    1.) keep your computer updated
    2.) do not download and install unknown programs.

    Follow rules 1 and 2 and 95% of all problems are solved.

    For windows I have 3 basic rules I require for any computer I set up.

    1.) Keep computer updated
    2.) Do not download and install any unknown program and use common sense
    3.) have some AV software

    Follow those 3 rules that is 99.9% of windows problems security problems fixed.

    On apple follow rules 1 and 2 and you are at the 99% security problems fixed.

    Fail to follow rules 1 and 2 and well OSX is no better than windows.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

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    One windows people fail to understand there are some very basic practices that keep one from getting nailed from a virus and worms.


    1.) keep your computer updated
    2.) do not download and install unknown programs.

    Follow rules 1 and 2 and 95% of all problems are solved.

    For windows I have 3 basic rules I require for any computer I set up.

    1.) Keep computer updated
    2.) Do not download and install any unknown program and use common sense
    3.) have some AV software

    Follow those 3 rules that is 99.9% of windows problems security problems fixed.

    On apple follow rules 1 and 2 and you are at the 99% security problems fixed.

    Fail to follow rules 1 and 2 and well OSX is security is worthless
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Follow Rules 1 and 2, get no viruses.

    Ignore Rules 1 and 2, your infections skyrocket to zero(0).
     
  11. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    I deleted (Uninstalled) Outlook on my PeeSee, and hardly ever use web based mail on it (all mail on Mac).

    I have yet to get a virus on it in 4 years (web based "spy ware" excepted).
     

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