Does Mac need Norton?

Started Mar 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
Najinsky Veteran Member • Posts: 5,739
Re: Listen Up

theNEOone wrote:

Yes - you need protection....and the more users that switch, the bigger target that OSX becomes. So while you might be safe and sound now, you may find that you become a target at some point in the future, and because you've become accustomed to running w/o AV software, you're especially vulnerable.

Here you go: http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/19/charlie-miller-to-reveal-20-zero-day-security-holes-in-mac-os-x/

FTA: "Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is like living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town."

Like many things in life, the answer in rarely yes or no, it's usually yes AND no.

By far the biggest threat to the safety and well being of Mac Users is Charlie Miller himself.

He says that Mac is safe because we live at secret locations in the country. And to prove a point, he intends to publish to the world exactly where we live, what possessions we have worth stealing, and exactly what times we will be away from home so the burglars can visit us in safety. Kind of like a glorified taxi driver.

If this were the real word, rather than the eWorld, he would be locked up for aiding and abetting criminals. He would be called the 'inside man'. But he is not doing it to steal money to get rich. He is doing this to make a name for himself, and then get rich.

Perhaps I should make a name for myself by expressing in a one to one fashion what I think of Mr Miller's despicable actions.

Most windows viruses are copied from examples. Think about it, if you wanted to write a virus, how would you go about it? You would search for how successful viri evolved. You would join specialist groups that discuss how viruses work. And if your name was Charlie Miller, you would then use that information you had been entrusted with to endanger the 10 million remaining users who currently enjoy safe computing.

If you care about the safety of your computing environment, you should campaign against this sort of criminal behaviour. You should boycott any company that supports him. And if he succeeds in his crime, you should buy an abacus for your future computing needs.

-Najinsky

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