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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:24 PM

Not sure if anyones interested in this article


http://arstechnica.c...-to-the-mac.ars


It does have interest for apple users i think. We are not so safe anymore, as you may be aware.

"Researchers have uncovered a malware-based espionage campaign that subjects Mac users to the same techniques that have been used for years to surreptitiously siphon confidential data out of Windows machines."
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:50 PM

Why are those things always referred to as Mac vulnerabilities and not "MICROSOFT" vulnerabilities?

If people would stop using Office on their Macs, most of the "vulnerabilities" would disappear.

Or am I wrong?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

http://arstechnica.c...nd-counting.ars

it was bound to get worse sooner or later.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:55 AM

View Postbitingmidge, on 30 March 2012 - 11:50 PM, said:

Why are those things always referred to as Mac vulnerabilities and not "MICROSOFT" vulnerabilities?

If people would stop using Office on their Macs, most of the "vulnerabilities" would disappear.

Or am I wrong?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

View Postmedia-sorcerer, on 05 April 2012 - 11:53 AM, said:

http://arstechnica.c...nd-counting.ars

it was bound to get worse sooner or later.


Top find, i hit update, Apples got the java update ready for instal.... scary stuff thou.



View PostIslandhead, on 06 April 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

No, this has nothing to do with the petty 'my tech company is better than your tech company rubbish', this is about criminal elements wanting access to your computer, exploiting whatever vulnerabilities there are.


Kind of agree with MS its bound to come sooner or later, Has this got to be one of the bigger ones out there for macs you think ?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

Just downloaded another java update from Apple, have they just plugged some more holes?
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