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Apple employees hit by virus



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Mac computers belonging to Apple employees were infected


Suck it fanboys

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Rohan2Reed
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yep. and they already came out with a software update/patch this morning.





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Carson123987
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ep. and they already came out with a software update/patch this morning.






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Black n Gold
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Apple computers are resistant to viruses. Apple computers get infected by viruses. I don't know what to think anymore.





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BurasTigah
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It was also a java weakness.





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Black n Gold
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yep. and they already came out with a software update/patch this morning.


I'm not an Apple hater, but it would be awesome if the hackers proved this wrong with another virus tomorrow.






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DollaChoppa
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It's pretty shameful how this is celebrated by dbags





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Rickety Cricket
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It's pretty shameful how this is celebrated by dbags






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HarryBalzack
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There's no such thing as a computer that can't be infected. But, if you're trying to infect computers, why would you focus your time and efforts on 15% (Apple) of the market instead of 85% (PC)? It doesn't make sense to target them unless you're going after something specific on someone's Apple computer.

If the percentages were reversed, people would say the same about PCs.






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Breesus
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Awesome.





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Spelt it rong
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There's no such thing as a computer that can't be infected. But, if you're trying to infect computers, why would you focus your time and efforts on 15% (Apple) of the market instead of 85% (PC)?


This has been my argument to the sack suckers for a long time. You sir, are a gentleman and a scholar. You also do some great photoshop work






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HarryBalzack
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Thank you.





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FlukerFlakes
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There's no such thing as a computer that can't be infected. But, if you're trying to infect computers, why would you focus your time and efforts on 15% (Apple) of the market instead of 85% (PC)? It doesn't make sense to target them unless you're going after something specific on someone's Apple computer.

If the percentages were reversed, people would say the same about PCs.


Additionally, PCs are much more secure than Macs because of this fact. The idea that Macs are some superior product of development is a joke. Macs just simply have a very low # of threats.

As, Macs get more popular, the number of attacks will rise exponentially.






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Riverwood
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As, Macs get more popular, the number of attacks will rise exponentially.


Well, if they keep the prices up, the natural mitigation will keep idiots and morons from the product.

Mission accomplished.






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Tiguar
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Keeping prices up does not keep morons away from the product. It has the opposite effect.





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Srbtiger06
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Well, if they keep the prices up, the natural mitigation will keep idiots and morons from the product.


This is terrible logic






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StraightCashHomey21
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Apple computers are resistant to viruses


thats b/c no one takes the time to make viruses for appple os. Makes more sense b/c there is more PC users.






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StraightCashHomey21
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HarryBalzack


beat me to it






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FlukerFlakes
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Keeping prices up does not keep morons away from the product. It has the opposite effect.


Yep.

Many of my friends simply buy Apple stuff because of the supposed premium product it is. If Apple were to lower their prices, their mystique would fall with it. (Now, i will say apple laptops are fine machines from a case standpoint, but for internal hardware......really meh.)

"Higher priced.....must be better."

No, higher priced because Apple has priced in the idea that it is better.








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FlukerFlakes
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why would you focus your time and efforts on 15% (Apple) of the market instead of 85% (PC)?


It's actually (for desktops):

~7% Mac
~91% Windows
~2% others (linux distros)






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