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To: Swordmaker

Easy solution: Run Windows. It has a long history of successful multiple vendor anti-virus software.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 11:32:36 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

need to send this to my sister, a Mac worshiper, who believes that Macs have “never” had a virus.

So I jump ship in Hong Kong and I make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas..and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself.And I say, “Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.” And he says, “Oh, uh, there won’t be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.” So I got that goin’ for me, which is nice.


6 posted on 12/04/2012 2:07:21 PM PST by Docbarleypop
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
New (OLD!) malware spy-ware discovered for Macs on Tibet government in Exile website... uses the old Java Exploit that supposedly infected 800,000 Macs, except ONLY the Russian security site that "discovered" the "exploit" and no other infected Macs have been found... and in fact the database of "infected" Mac UUIDs was found to include brand new, just off the assembly line Macs that DID NOT HAVE JAVA installed! Ergo, bogus exploit, not that it didn't work, but that it did not infect anywhere near the number claimed—PING!


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7 posted on 12/05/2012 1:14:14 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
New (OLD!) malware spy-ware discovered for Macs on Tibet government in Exile website... uses the old Java Exploit that supposedly infected 800,000 Macs, except ONLY the Russian security site that "discovered" the "exploit" and no other infected Macs have been found... and in fact the database of "infected" Mac UUIDs was found to include brand new, just off the assembly line Macs that DID NOT HAVE JAVA installed! Ergo, bogus exploit, not that it didn't work, but that it did not infect anywhere near the number claimed—PING!


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8 posted on 12/05/2012 1:15:21 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
New (OLD!) malware spy-ware discovered for Macs on Tibet government in Exile website... uses the old Java Exploit that supposedly infected 800,000 Macs, except ONLY the Russian security site that "discovered" the "exploit" and no other infected Macs have been found... and in fact the database of "infected" Mac UUIDs was found to include brand new, just off the assembly line Macs that DID NOT HAVE JAVA installed! Ergo, bogus exploit, not that it didn't work, but that it did not infect anywhere near the number claimed—PING!


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9 posted on 12/05/2012 1:16:12 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: norwaypinesavage
Easy solution: Run Windows. It has a long history of successful multiple vendor anti-virus software.

It ain't the anti-virus vendors... it's ONE Russian vendor with a product to sell: one who has claimed the exploit that no one in the wild has ever seen on a Mac. . . and who set up what he claimed was a database of known infected Mac UUIDs that reported brand new Macs, ones that were impossible to have been infected, as already infected. That tells me that all this vendor did was create a database of known UUIDs in the range assigned to Apple and claim it was a list of Macs "infected" with his bogus Java malware. . . when none of them were. That explains the high claimed numbers of infected Macs when no one was finding any in the wild.

It made loads of headlines for a month or so... but no one was reporting their computers were infected. Just that their UUIDs were on the list. But when they ran the tests for being infected, Nope, nada, nothing found.

10 posted on 12/05/2012 1:23:38 AM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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