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Flashback Botnet Now Reduced to 140,000 Macs

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April 18, 2012 9:10:34 PM

Ok umm and the purpose of this article is? I hope its not to make dumb people think that macs are still in god mode.
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April 18, 2012 9:19:53 PM

^The purpose of the article obviously is to get us to look at that girl in the picture XD
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April 18, 2012 9:43:17 PM

mightymaxio^The purpose of the article obviously is to get us to look at that girl in the picture XD

+1
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April 18, 2012 10:01:28 PM

Should we remember everyone that these numbers are actually the number of computers that are trying to reach the command domain? That it does not mean these machines are no longer infected? Nah... let's not mention that.
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April 18, 2012 10:02:58 PM

Hello OsX welcome to the mainstream!
We have Viruses, Malware, Anti-Virus, and Anti-Malware!

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You ready for the kicker? Sometimes they're all the same thing!

So enjoy your stay and prepare for several more viruses just like this one!


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April 18, 2012 10:09:17 PM

mightymaxio^The purpose of the article obviously is to get us to look at that girl in the picture XD


There was an article?
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April 18, 2012 10:35:33 PM

I'd freaking buy a dozen Macs if SHE came with 'em.
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April 19, 2012 1:26:40 AM

So much more important news to be read. Why are sophisticated readers being subjected to such irrelevant news?
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April 19, 2012 1:41:40 AM

Quote:
Hello OsX welcome to the mainstream! We have Viruses, Malware, Anti-Virus, and Anti-Malware!



Ummm, a senior citizen told me that someone at the Apple store had told him a few weeks ago that Apple computers were so magical that they could never be infected by viri and that he could open any link and file without worrying. Imagine.

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April 19, 2012 3:59:37 AM

I can only read Mac OS X, Apple and IPOD
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April 19, 2012 6:06:34 AM

mightymaxio^The purpose of the article obviously is to get us to look at that girl in the picture XD


Because of which I am not able read at my work ....
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April 19, 2012 5:23:35 PM

Apple, being the PR/Marketing company that they are, publish malware reports in cooperation with their partners as often as possible to protect their sales. They have invested so much in their OS being more secure than anything else out there, that now they can't do otherwise. Soon it will become old news, so they won't have to, and their OS will "harden up".

BTW, can you imagine MS doing the same thing, with media reproducing the reports? We would have to use advanced search strings to find some real news!
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June 3, 2012 7:00:25 PM

No computer or operating system is immune to this sort of thing.... Mac's, until recently, have never been in the hands of as many home-end-users as they have recently before. With this, now virus makers, etc. have an actual reason to start writing virus's and all for Macs because it's worthwhile doing. I hope they go and truely bring out how insecure Mac's really are and make this worthless, scamming company called Apple sweat.
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