Breaking News - The Worm Turns

wiz7dome

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Ok. Now everybody pay attention to how quickly they say "Macintosh computers not effected."
 
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AJ Muni

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My iBook is sitting back watchin the cnn report sippin' his margarita....what a life! :)
 
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Doctor Q

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This one is serious!
Among those hit were offices on Capitol Hill and media organizations, including CNN, ABC and The New York Times.
They are calling this one worm-rbot.cbq and they say it may have been derived from the Zotob worm.

I will continue merrily working while my coworkers are scurrying around installing patches.
 
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wiz7dome

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CNN SUCKS!!!

Nothing new. One of the anchors just said that "even if your using a mac you're not safe"

Good grief.

*edit* spelling errors.
 
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Doctor Q

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wiz7dome said:
Nothing new. One of the anchors just said that "even if your using a mac you're not save"
It's true. We could be hit by panicked Windows 2000 users running down the street! :eek:
 
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FocusAndEarnIt

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My step mom aka C R A Z Y step mom runs Windows 2000, and works for John Deere (she's a programmer) and she would be FREAKING out right now if her machine got shut down, but it's not because she has a Deere's security, and damn, it's good security, as all I know from her, she tells me how many labs they have of security and stuff, quite interesting.
 
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dmw007

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Yet another virus invasion for poor afflicted peecee users....

...Oh well, I am just glad that I am smart enough to use Mac OS X! :)
 
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CoMpX

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I love when this kind of thing happens...because it just makes me feel sooooo proud of my Macs, and I just LOVE to rub it in PC users face's! :D
 
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zflauaus

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Well, I'm glad I switched. Now, to start working on the rest of the family. Hee hee hee.... :D
 
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zflauaus

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dmw007 said:
Best of luck on your worthy crusade my friend. :)
Thanks, I'll need it. I'll just say two sentences to my family members, "Guess What is awesome about the Mac? No spyware, no viruses, no problems."
:D
 
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dmw007

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zflauaus said:
Thanks, I'll need it. I'll just say two sentences to my family members, "Guess What is awesome about the Mac? No spyware, no viruses, no problems."
:D
The same phrase that I love to tell people-
they usually just stare at me and utter in amazement, "no viruses!!!"
 
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wdlove

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Doctor Q said:
It's true. We could be hit by panicked Windows 2000 users running down the street! :eek:
Very good Doctor Q, that was quick thinking. It gave me a nice chuckle. When will they learn. Guess that CNN anchor didn't receive the memo about a Mac.
:D
 
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The_Man

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It really give you a nice warm feeling knowing that you have a mac. I like to see stories like this to help wake up the PC world. Someone today was asking me about a laptop and I recommonded an iBook. She was astounded by the fact that it cant get virus'. I might have switched her.
 
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dmw007

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The_Man said:
It really give you a nice warm feeling knowing that you have a mac. I like to see stories like this to help wake up the PC world. Someone today was asking me about a laptop and I recommonded an iBook. She was astounded by the fact that it cant get virus'. I might have switched her.
Good job on the potential convincing of someone to switch!
 
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hayduke

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is a state of mind.
How would you know...

...you had the virus? The article states:

"Symptoms include the repeated shutdown and rebooting of a computer."

Isn't that the NORMAL operating mode? ;) Is that really a symptom? This "virus" sounds benign to me! :eek:
 
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florencevassy

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hayduke said:
...you had the virus? The article states:

"Symptoms include the repeated shutdown and rebooting of a computer."

Isn't that the NORMAL operating mode? ;) Is that really a symptom? This "virus" sounds benign to me! :eek:

:) :cool: :D Good point! So glad I am a Mac user..... :cool:
 
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Sharewaredemon

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hayduke said:
...you had the virus? The article states:

"Symptoms include the repeated shutdown and rebooting of a computer."

Isn't that the NORMAL operating mode? ;) Is that really a symptom? This "virus" sounds benign to me! :eek:

hahaha!

so true!

well put!
 
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