The World Thru My Eyes - I speak my mind and man does it like to talk.

Although I can understand the reason behind the thoughts of those who are actually happy in some way over this Mac Defender trojan that has infected thousands of Mac computers in recent weeks, I am not sure this is really a cause for celebration amongst us Windows user. I mean who wouldn’t want to take an opportunity like this one to rub it in Apple Fanboy faces how their precious Mac computers are not as “bullet proof” as they make them out. How all it would take is someone willing to make the trojan or virus to cause havoc even on an OS that has been regarded as virus-free for so long. Still, this really should not be a time for anyone to be happy and even hoping this is only the beginning as some of the comments I have seen online seem to indicate.

According to this Maximum PC article, it seems the trojan creator has modified the trojan to circumvent the password it required in order to infect the Mac computer. In other words although you still have to be stupid enough to click on a pop up to install it, it’s actually a lot easier to fool someone now to install it. Again it just goes to show how a determined person can screw with Macs if they only had the desire to do so.

On the one hand, I hope Mac users learn their lesson. on the other, I hope this really doesn’t become a serious problem. My kids may want a Mac someday and I would hate for them to have to deal with viruses and trojans as well.


Comments (Page 2)
on May 27, 2011

CCdeQueen
I can't help doing a little happy dance that I won't have to endure listening to any more sanctimonious crap

Yes, that's it entirely.

Needless to say, however, were ALL of these Virii scum and their brethren to be melted down for candle fat the 'happy dance' would be universally entertained.

on May 27, 2011

I'll bring the popcorn.

on May 27, 2011

I come from a family of die hard MAC users who have for years taunted me about Windows and my vulnerability to malware. I hate viruses and trojans, but I can't help doing a little happy dance that I won't have to endure listening to any more sanctimonious crap from my family.

on May 27, 2011

Ironically, my first experience with a computer was with a Macintosh back in 1994 when I was doing the divider pages for our class yearbook. I can't deny the experience was very similar to using a Windows PC but I prefer Windows these days.

on May 27, 2011

CharlesCS
Ironically, my first experience with a computer was with a Macintosh back in 1994 when I was doing the divider pages for our class yearbook. I can't deny the experience was very similar to using a Windows PC but I prefer Windows these days.

Pre-OSX, macs were notoriously bad about viruses!  I guess because they were aimed at and used primarily with students, but while I could find a dozen viruses in a DOS/Windows lab (most like Stoned), I would find 100 in a Mac lab -most like stoned (annoying and will crash the computer, but not destroy data or spam everyone).

on May 27, 2011

I have not used a 'mac' since the days of the Apple//+ and Apple//e.   I switched to PC's becuase most softward that interested me would more likely to be released for a PC, and not for an Apple.  Iv'e stayed with PC's because i'm more comfortable with PCs.  I am not happy that Macs are now being targeted by malware writers.  Guess I'm not happy about anyone getting 'hurt.' 

 

on May 27, 2011

 

should this be cause for celebration?  

 

Sure......if you don't care that I celebrate each and every time some PC-head gets infected because he didn't listen when I preached "LEAST-PRIVILEDGE learn to think that way"........or... "learn to use your PC's LOCAL SECURITY POLICY".........or....."keep your OS up-to-date"......or....."never ever browse the internet using an ADMIN account"......etc. etc.

 

Then sure......celebrate away! 

on May 28, 2011

Mac computers and its OSX are awesome to use but its vast amount of users are dumber than the average joe.  The os is designed to make it easy for for everyone but it fails to educate users that its possible to be infected and lets them build a cultural identity that macs are immune. I have had my machine now for 2 years, windows 7 64bit ultimate with a cracked norton 360 haha.. so why can i be immune cos i'm clever enough to obtain what i need to survive and avoid scams on the net such as ; You have a green card to travel to the USA all expenses paid for, you won an iphone 4, your infected with viruses so download this to get rid of it lol.. all these tricks experienced and learned. Mac users lack experience on the web in terms of security and depend on Apple to save them- not themselves. 

on May 28, 2011

justblazz3
I have had my machine now for 2 years, windows 7 64bit ultimate with a cracked norton 360 haha..

That's not a wise thing to say on a software developer's site..... having a cracked version of something/anything on your PC.

The admins here have zero tolerance for that sort of thing... 'twas sort of nice knowing you.

on May 28, 2011

starkers dont stir up trouble now.. freedom is my right.. so what if i say i dont have a cracked version then.. how wud u know?

on May 28, 2011

justblazz3
freedom is my right

justblazz3 ...no, it's not, not here.  Stardock's sites and forums are privately owned and as such any 'freedoms' are determined and/or granted as Stardock sees fit.

I'm afraid starkers is correct....

on May 28, 2011

I'm afraid starkers is correct...

Finally!!

 

on May 28, 2011

but i have norton 360--- doesnt change anything and your going off topic. Go back to Apple/Trojan plz. Stop with the ranting. 

 

norton

lol 

on May 28, 2011

justblazz3
but i have norton 360--- doesnt change anything and your going off topic.

Actually, it was you who went off topic by mentioning that you have a pirated copy of Norton. starkers is 100% correct about this site and its policies and Jafo confirmed that. Starkers wasn't "making trouble". Not in the least. 

We have a policy about software piracy because this site is funded by Stardock which can afford to fund us based on the sale of its software. 

 

on May 28, 2011

justblazz3
Stop with the ranting.

Far from it, sunshine.... a few words does not a rant make.  You were just told of the site policy... no more no less.

In fact, I'm surprised you're still here.  Most who brag of possessing pirated software are instantly exiled

All I can say is, Jafo is either in a more lenient mood today...  or he's looking for the WD40 so the exile button works properly.

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