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    Posted: 01 April 2009 at 10:37am
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090401/twl-conficker-worm-digs-in-around-the-wo-2802f3e.html

Anyone hit by this ?


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nope, but i'm on a mac.
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Nope... mac here too :)
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the only thing more dangerous than a person who doesn't give a f**k is a person who gives a sh*t.
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Originally posted by jonminns jonminns wrote:

Nope... mac here too :)


http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2242

December 1st, 2008 

Apple:Mac Users should run Multiple Anti-Virus.

Wink


One thing I would say to PC users, is uninstall anything to do with Quicktime, and make sure your Adobe Acrobat Reader is patched to the hilt.Wink
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Originally posted by levyte357 levyte357 wrote:


Originally posted by jonminns jonminns wrote:

Nope... mac here too :)
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2242<h4>December 1st, 2008 </h4>Apple:Mac Users should run Multiple Anti-Virus.WinkOne thing I would say to PC users, is uninstall anything to do with Quicktime, and make sure your Adobe Acrobat Reader is patched to the hilt.Wink


ZDNet writers in shameless, unfounded link bait ad-click scamming articles shocker!

Note that nobody has said they're invincible or not open to attacks, just that they're not worried about the particular virus you've linked to warnings for. Context people!

Edited by toastyghost - 01 April 2009 at 12:25pm
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Originally posted by toastyghost toastyghost wrote:



ZDNet writers in shameless, unfounded link bait ad-click scamming articles shocker!


http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2008/12/apple_mac_users_should_get_ant.html

Apple: Mac Users Should Get Antivirus Software

In a notable shift, Apple is now recommending that Mac users install anti-virus software to help users secure their systems.

In a technical note quietly published to its support site on Nov. 21, Apple issued the following advice:

"Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."

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/me sighs.

http://gizmodo.com/5100996/false-alarm-apple-mac-os-x-anti+virus-recommendation-is-old

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Originally posted by toastyghost toastyghost wrote:

/me sighs.

http://gizmodo.com/5100996/false-alarm-apple-mac-os-x-anti+virus-recommendation-is-old



Yes, I agree Apple is no longer saying Macs need Antivirus.

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/protectmacantivirus.html
http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/networking_security/virusbarrierx5.html
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Advertising products is not saying that something is needed. And the article you linked to twice was from 2007.

Again, where have I said that Macs do not need an antivirus application? Where have you indicated that the Conficker worm is something that OS X users need to be concerned about?

Stop flamebaiting.
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Originally posted by toastyghost toastyghost wrote:



Again, where have I said that Macs do not need an antivirus application? Where have you indicated that the Conficker worm is something that OS X users need to be concerned about?

Stop flamebaiting.


OK lets clarify few things here.

This thread was primarily for PC users, although who knows what Conficker authors are doing?

A poster before myself put up link showing Macs are actually suceptible to viruses/worms/attacks,as is every platform.

The link I put up primarily, was intended to inform that Apple do actually admit Macs are susceptible to attacks/malware. May seem to be stating the obvious, but some still believe they are invulnerable to any attack ever.

The last link was to show, that even if Apple removed the Nov 21 post from their website, they still actually suggest, offer, and maintain various antivirus utilites on their website.

Intention is to inform, not to cause contention.

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