Snow Leopard includes Anti-Virus?

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  1. fracai macrumors member

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  2. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    This is false news and there is no way apple will do such thing, I'm running Snow leopard now
     
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  5. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I agree; Apple is way too arrogant to admit Macs need protection by putting it in the OS. Malicious sites, sure. Phising, it happens. Security Updates? Keeping ahead of the bad guys. Mac getting infected? UNpossible!
     
  6. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    why the hell apple would add anti-virus when they just released an AD today about viruses on windows lol
     
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    Just to be clear, this is preventing a trojan or malware, it is not a virus.

    I would imagine modifying the OS so that no "malware" could be installed and run by a user would be impossible.

    For those that lack common sense regarding downloading and installing potentially malicious software, this may be of value.
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    THERE ARE NO VIRUSES on OSX.

    Since there are no viruses, anti-virus cannot determine what is a virus at this time.

    Giz Explains: Why OS X Shrugs Off Viruses Better Than Windows
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5101337/giz-explains-why-os-x-shrugs-off-viruses-better-than-windows

    The Mac Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/01/29/the-mac-malware-myth/

    The Unavoidable Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/...-apple-wont-inherit-microsofts-malware-crown/

    Market Share Myth
    http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/i...uter_virus_record_straig&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

    How to check for Trojans
    http://www.macworld.com/article/60823/2007/10/trojanhorse.html
     
  11. devburke Guest

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    Well but malware can work by doing things that a user could do, but generally wouldn't want to. To making it impossible for malware to run, you'd have to seriously cripple what the user himself can do. That's the idea behind trojans. People have to run it, cuz it's not something that can happen automatically, so they trick people into thinking it'll do something else. So detecting trojans is the way to go.
     
  12. devburke Guest

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    You must be real quick on the cmd-c and cmd-v combinations by now!

    Anyway, sure there aren't viruses for OS X, but there are trojans. Based on the link, this is meant to detect trojans, which would be a very good thing.
     
  13. armoguy94 macrumors 6502

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    Seriously, you are the biggest fanboy I've seen on the forums. In multiple threads, all I see is you defending Apple over its many faults. There are no viruses for Mac YET, there WILL BE in the future. It is inevitable. Personally I believe Apple is too arrogant to include such protection in its systems, however it will be a feature I would want.
     
  14. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Inevitable, maybe. But the thing is, people has been saying that exact same thing for the past 7 years.
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup because there is a thread like this every single day.

    Telling the truth has nothing about defending anybody. Speculation is not the truth.

    Do you know any hackers? Do you know most hackers or security consultants use Macs?
     
  16. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    the only Trojans they ever came to OS X was through popular mac os x pirated software that uses installer and asks for password e.g pirated iWork and they get know the very 1st week or day, unlike in windows you can get virus from virtually anything including but not limited to: pictures,porn movies, normal movies, gay movies, pirated software, email, websites, fake programs, games hacks.

    My brother used to download porn on my mac without my knowledge and I cough him so he removed it to my old HP which is his now. Same day all of my passwords were stolen including this account :) (ask DoctorQ)
     
  17. ElijahPost macrumors member

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    Viruses? No.
    Trojans? Yes.
    Malware? Yes.
    Spyware? Yes.
    Tracking Cookies? Yes.
    Adware? Yes.
    Pishing Attempts? Yes.

    Any Questions?
     
  18. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    I think you mean worm. There is no reason there can't be a virus on OS X. Uh, and loosen your underwear.
     
  19. Peace macrumors Core

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    A sort of derision of ClamAV is built into Server or it was a few builds ago.

    And although there are maybe 2 or 3 viruses there is a lot of new malware and general crap out there that is beginning to target the Mac OS. I'm testing the now RTM of McAfee's Anti-Virus suite right now.
     
  20. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    I think if a mac killer virus were possible it would have reared its ugly head long ago.

    Hackers invent these things for glory. It would be the ultimate, "hacker high" to bring down OSX.
     
  21. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Actually they invent them for money. Things that exploit the OS can sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars on the black market, or hackers can just use them themselves like a business. If not for money then for recognition so they can sell their next one for money, fortunately for macs nobody wants to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for an exploit that targets 5% of computer users. OSX has already been brought down, more than once, but they were at hacking contests where winners get a bunch of money but they have to tell how they did it and how to fix the hole, it was pretty much proven that OSX is the most insecure OS.
     
  22. creon macrumors 6502

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    I have always wondered that all of these ads about virus free would be inviting to all virus programmers out there.

    The OS of Macs really cant be that iron-clad...can they?
     
  23. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Again, I think you are confusing a virus with a worm.

    No, it is mostly about market share. There are all kinds of devices attached to the Internet, that are completely unsafe and probably not even upgradeable, but no one bothers to target them. Mac OS X falls in that category. Or, it did. It is on the radar now.
     
  24. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    To the consternation of Windows fanboys everywhere, yes it is.
     
  25. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    For OS X to last this long without a serious virus must mean that the attack, when it comes, probably won't be the kind of assault we've seen on Windows machines. You might think it arrogant, but it would certainly be premature for Apple to say, "here's how we're going to protect Mac users" when no one knows what it will look like. You need a disease to create a vaccine.

    mt
     

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