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Kaspersky Offers Flashback Trojan Killer; Apple's Coming Soon

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April 11, 2012 5:36:02 PM

And of course, Apple reserves the right to brick your computer if you use Kaspersky's removal tool if you need to prevent losing your hard work ahead of Apple's release schedule for their fix as it's a violation of their T&C's.
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April 11, 2012 5:36:39 PM

Forts don't got carpet!
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April 11, 2012 6:26:18 PM

CaffeinecarlAnd of course, Apple reserves the right to brick your computer if you use Kaspersky's removal tool if you need to prevent losing your hard work ahead of Apple's release schedule for their fix as it's a violation of their T&C's.

Huh? How does using Kaspersky violate Apple's license? There are several OS X anti-virus programs available for users today and none of them are made by Apple.
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April 11, 2012 7:36:38 PM

COLGeekHuh? How does using Kaspersky violate Apple's license? There are several OS X anti-virus programs available for users today and none of them are made by Apple.



It's making fun of apple, if you didn't notice.
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April 11, 2012 7:41:00 PM

samuelsparkIt's making fun of apple, if you didn't notice.

Nope, didn't notice. Often, all things "Apple" get made into "Applesauce" via the hate and envy comments. So, it is hard to distinguish a "serious" comment from a "humorous" comment.
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April 11, 2012 7:49:34 PM

Kudos to Kaspersky.
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April 11, 2012 10:56:24 PM

So if you are on 10.5 or earlier Apple's advice to you, rather than just use Kaspersky's already available fix, is to disable Java.

Thanks guys. Perhaps for your next trick, may you suggest just not using your computer entirely?
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April 11, 2012 11:00:48 PM

AphroSo if you are on 10.5 or earlier Apple's advice to you, rather than just use Kaspersky's already available fix, is to disable Java.Thanks guys. Perhaps for your next trick, may you suggest just not using your computer entirely?


It's par for the course sadly. If you recall, there were several security flaws in NT 4 and 9x that Microsoft refused to fix due to the products being EOL.
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April 12, 2012 2:11:14 AM

the funny part is that no one from China got infected....this seems suspicious
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April 12, 2012 3:51:08 AM

COLGeekNope, didn't notice. Often, all things "Apple" get made into "Applesauce" via the hate and envy comments. So, it is hard to distinguish a "serious" comment from a "humorous" comment.

I used to be a major Apple fan and was seriously considering buying one of their desktops, owned an ipod, and used to use itunes on a daily basis to purchase music online, and then I started running into all the Apple snags that they don't show on the pretty TV commercials.

...and then I did something I could never do with a Mac with a PC. Built one!
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April 12, 2012 7:48:34 AM

aicomIt's par for the course sadly. If you recall, there were several security flaws in NT 4 and 9x that Microsoft refused to fix due to the products being EOL.

How old was windows 9x and NT 4.0 when Microsoft refused to fix those issues. Three years back, all Apple computers still came with Mac OS X 10.5.
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April 12, 2012 12:26:17 PM

How ironic, I just clicked on the link to this article on my Win7 machine and Kaspersky antivirus gave me this message:

Downloading object, containing malicious URL
Time: 12/04/2012 22:05:35
Application : Firefox
Object: http://www.dailyforexrates.info/g.gif
Reason: URL found in the database
Result: Denied: http://www.dailyforexrates.info/g.gif (analysis using the database of suspicious URL's)
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April 12, 2012 4:01:14 PM

Anxiously awaiting the Apple lawsuit against Kaspersky for some bogus infringement.
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