Experts warn of porn Mac attack- BBC

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  1. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    This is why you should only get your porn from reputable web sites. ;)
     
  2. macbook yes macrumors 6502

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    That's why you shouldn't go to those websites...
     
  3. Libitina thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Shame it doesn't tell which ones ;)
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    And which ones of the billion out there would those be, I wonder?

    :D
     
  5. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    I guess any one that doesn't say "HEY, YOU DON'T HAVE FLASH PLAYER, CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD" while playing flash ads on the side.
     
  6. Libitina thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Allegedly of course, lol! ;):D
     
  7. ecstasy macrumors 6502

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    That's it, alright!

    :p
     
  8. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Well I mean, what's a re-install every month or so when you're getting all the pron for free eh..
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    But dolphin free porn sites aren't quite as tasty ...
     
  10. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a

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    HEHE-I guess I never got internet porn-3 inch square windows...

    There are still plenty of places to rent it for the 50" 1080p TV if that's your thing. A much better viewing environment with the wife :)
     
  11. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    From the article...

    Any other info on this? Is this true? Has anybody heard of an increase in virus attacks on Mac computers?

    I am asking.....
     
  12. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There has been some high profile trojans lately and demonstrated exploits. No viruses.
     
  13. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    You mean, up from zero?
     
  14. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Yes, 1 > 2 is doubling! We're in real trouble now...
     
  15. Hellhammer Moderator

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    But you still have to install something to get troubles, right?
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    From everything that I've seen and read, I kind of want to say that viruses on a Mac are impossible.

    That is, EVERY exploit that I've ever seen requires some form of user confirmation before it can do what it does.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have never heard of anything that, once downloaded, opens by itself and trashes your computer without your consent.
     
  17. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Thank you........ I have heard of some of the exploits, IE javascript or something along the java line.. but not any viruses either..
     
  18. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    LOL X 10

    If you see that with flash ads on the side and do that you are just stupid.
     
  19. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  20. Wheaty macrumors regular

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    Yes!!

    I sneezed on mine yesterday :eek: It was an accident. but dont worry, I wiped it off with a tissue before it came to any harm.
    ;)
     
  21. Nanookfan macrumors member

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    I suppose it's inevitable, the more popular and mainstream Apple/Macs become the more likely that those that like to build destructive programs will start targeting Macs.
     
  22. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Digital Darwinism in Action

    Quoting from the article:

    "Users logging on to these sites are asked to download a 'missing Video ActiveX Object' but are sent a virus payload instead."
     
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