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    Mac users should read this.

    This is a discussion on Mac users should read this. within the Mac users forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; OpenDNS Community > Blog > Flashback: Much ado about something...

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      Mac users should read this.


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      Re: Mac users should read this.

      Old news. The hole has been patched, anti-virus updated and 'search & destroy' implemented by Apple updates.

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      Re: Mac users should read this.

      And the perpetrators are locked up.

      I'm on two Mac user mailing lists, each with hundreds of subscribers. Not a single one of them reported a problem. I think that gives an idea of the "threat" level.

      In addition, I've been using Macs for 25 years - online since 1995 - and never been affected by any malware. Colour me "complacent" but my experience is that so far (25 years) there has been no significant "threat".

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      Re: Mac users should read this.

      @Martin, there are too many complacent Mac users out there who think that they can never get caught out by any nasties on the Internet.

      Whilst it is totally true that most people who write nasties target computers which use M$ products, this does not mean that anyone who uses a Mac computer is safe. Everyone must take suitable protection to prevent harm from malicious software. This doesn't just include installing suitable software, but also using sensible precautions by avoiding some of the websites set up to load nasties on to out computers.

      There are also huge numbers of bots circling the Internet seeking out any unprotected computers.

      So what I am saying is that no one should feel complacent.

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      Re: Mac users should read this.

      It's now 26 years.
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