NY Times article jumping on Flashback "Virus" bandwagon

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  1. FuNGi macrumors 65816

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    Well, Apple certainly implied macs are safer when they went after Windows for having tons of virus' in their infamous mac vs PC commercials.

    And for the average consumer, there's nothing to differentiate between a Virus or Trojan or Malware. To the average joe - and heck, even to techies - they are all lumped into the same category of "I don't want this, why is it here?". It doesn't matter who installed it.
     
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    Not for the general public. In fact, the difference between nubuck and suede is more important to know for most people...

    Yes, because less people use OS X which means the interest of finding exploits and what not isn't as high. The more people using OS X, the more there will be to write malicious code attacking it.

    I don't know, but they sure as hell have in the past.
     
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