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Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites
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Andrew Hornback
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Andrew Hornback,
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4/25/2012 | 12:41:00 AM
re: Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites
If it takes something like this (the infection) and the media covering it, as another poster says, in a manner such like gloating to get Mac users to wise up and actually think about security on their systems - Good!

Any and every system with an active network connection and the capability of connecting to the Internet is vulnerable. Period, end of story.

I've heard many users of "alternative" platforms (i.e. Mac, Linux, etc.) claim that their systems are basically invulnerable. That is FAR from true and the more exposure, education and understanding that can be derived from situations like this, the better. Right?

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MyW0r1d
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4/23/2012 | 8:03:12 PM
re: Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites
It's you. Look at like this, when a champ stumbles every publication is going to rush to analyze it, how could it happen and is the end of the era over? History is full of them, they did it with M. Ali, M. Jordan, S. Oneil, nothing special about it. On the other hand, can't remember an article from a Window's user stating they didn't need AV or antimalware of some sort and I do remember a few from MAC users. It's not gloating, it's simple fact. So from this article, is it WordPress security that should be of more concern.
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4/23/2012 | 2:37:59 PM
re: Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites
It is amusing to see the way 'WINDOWS' users are reacting.
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4/20/2012 | 4:53:33 PM
re: Apple Mac Attack Began With Infected WordPress Sites
Is it just me or is Info Week (and the other PC mag's) just jumping up & down gloating about this malware?!!? Kinda cracks me up....one versus a million on the other platform! AND on the Mac, you have to give it permission and any idiot who logs in as an admin is, well, an idiot!


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