Thursday, February 23, 2006

OS X Virus Leap-A Update


This article is very interesting: The Cult of Mac Blog

Two points come to mind:

1) How soon will Apple patch these security holes?

2) Sensible computing practice will prevent this virus from infecting your Mac. - Never accept or open files from unknown sources. Even if the source is trusted always double check before opening a file. Better safe than sorry.

Does this mark the end of innocence on the Mac? Possibly. Is that a bad thing? No. Apple have a chance to take action before a problem exists. OS X is still a much more secure OS than Windows. Also thankfully Microsoft no longer provide IE for Mac OS X.

Remember play safe. Your PC or Mac is an essential gadget and you'll regret anything you do to harm it.

2 Comments:

At 11:51 am, Blogger James said...

I’ve had 2 Mac viruses in my time, both were nasty and one cost us about 1 week of work.

This was in the days of Mac OS9.

 
At 12:04 pm, Blogger Paul said...

I operated Windows without anti-virus and shivered the day Aline said 'I opened this attachment and now things don't work' doh! doh! doh!

I think malware is actually worse than viruses now. It's so annoying, slows your system and worse could end up stealing your private data. This is where OS X is so much better.

 

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