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#41 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I could post the last 5 years of CERT notifications for security issues with the Apple OS, but I think the mods would get upset with the number of posts it would require - the only secure OS is one that is installed on a piece of equipment that has no outside connect except for a keybaord and a mouse and is under full video recording 24x7x365. Amazing how these so called secure OS's have holes that the companies never say anything about - Linux, MAC are the two that aer bandied about the most, oh and lets not forget Android.


Don't want no stinkin' notifications posted :) ; just a practical explanation of what damage this has done to average users of Macs. (MAC is something(s) else.)
I am not maintaining that I am invulnerable to a successful attack today or tomorrow, just that it's a miniscule risk. I am not that interesting to anyone with the power to hack me or attack me.
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#42 OFFLINE   wingrider01

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

Don't want no stinkin' notifications posted :) ; just a practical explanation of what damage this has done to average users of Macs. (MAC is something(s) else.)
I am not maintaining that I am invulnerable to a successful attack today or tomorrow, just that it's a miniscule risk. I am not that interesting to anyone with the power to hack me or attack me.


the CERT notifications are information about security issues in computer software that can be utilized to hijack, destroy systems, or steal data. The notifcations of security holes in Apple's software that can allow theft of data are more numerous then most apple supporters like to believe

As far as "I am not that interesting to anyone with the power to hack me or attack me" that is way off the mark - if you have a good credit rating you are the ideal target for anyone out there that deals with ID theft, that is unless you never look up your checking account, mortgages, credit card bills or purchase anything that requires you to enter your personal information or credit card numbers.

This is off topic but even Apple needs Anti-Virus software, if it did not the major players in that inductry would not spend the time nor the resources required to write, test and maintian the product.

Good luck




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