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Tony Lawrence

Posts: 19225

Chicago, Illinois, US

http://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-apple-h … 05220.html

While Macs in general are safer on-line then Windows systems.   Its becoming clearer they are NOT immune to attacks and problems.   This is not to attack Apple but is to say keep your software up to date.   Complacency is your enemy.

Feb 19 13 11:59 am Link

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S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24315

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Feb 19 13 12:22 pm Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36719

Columbus, Ohio, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

+1

Feb 19 13 12:32 pm Link

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Ed Woodson Photography

Posts: 2644

Savannah, Georgia, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

+1 more.

So. Macs aren't as Bullet Proof as the Macsters would have us believe.

Feb 19 13 01:39 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16248

New York, New York, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

lol

Feb 19 13 01:41 pm Link

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Christopher Hartman

Posts: 54149

Buena Park, California, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

Apple certifies roommates?

Feb 19 13 02:12 pm Link

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Michael Kerrek

Posts: 1420

Orlando, Florida, US

Tony Lawrence wrote:
While Macs in general are safer on-line then Windows systems.

They're not safer, they're just not targeted as frequently.

Feb 19 13 02:15 pm Link

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Tony-S

Posts: 1443

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I guess when China's army decides to these kinds of things there's not much to be done - other than hope the holes in Java and Flash can be filled quickly.

Feb 19 13 03:00 pm Link

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What Fun Productions

Posts: 20192

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Michael Kerrek wrote:

They're not safer, they're just not targeted as frequently.

Doesn't that make them safer?

Feb 19 13 03:29 pm Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 36719

Columbus, Ohio, US

Christopher Hartman wrote:

Apple certifies roommates?

YES! A MM photographer said so in a forum, so it must be true.

Feb 19 13 03:31 pm Link

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Legacys 7

Posts: 33857

San Francisco, California, US

What Fun Productions wrote:

Doesn't that make them safer?

Only if you're a delusional owner.

Feb 19 13 03:32 pm Link

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What Fun Productions

Posts: 20192

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Mac users: There is a new Java update available under Software Update.

Feb 19 13 03:38 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28094

Laguna Beach, California, US

What Fun Productions wrote:
Doesn't that make them safer?

no, just not worthy...until now.

Feb 19 13 03:41 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28094

Laguna Beach, California, US

What Fun Productions wrote:
Mac users: There is a new Java update available under Software Update.

wfp circling the wagons!!! lol

cook, you take point. we and claver will take the flanks, and wye will take the rear.

Feb 19 13 03:54 pm Link

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Digital Photo PLUS

Posts: 5503

Lorton, Virginia, US

Christopher Hartman wrote:

Apple certifies roommates?

Yes. They are called half-wits. It's a first step on the way to genius and a position behind the bar.

Feb 19 13 05:42 pm Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Another java exploit.

Feb 19 13 05:49 pm Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Another java exploit

Feb 19 13 05:50 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28094

Laguna Beach, California, US

everybody now..another java exploit. smile

Feb 19 13 06:11 pm Link

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Piscis Noctis

Posts: 11014

Santa Clara, California, US

What Fun Productions wrote:
Mac users: There is a new Java update available under Software Update.

IMHO: It might make more sense to just remove Java completely if at all possible.
Disabling Java and Flash in any and all computers you have kills a bunch of attacks.

Feb 19 13 08:09 pm Link

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Piscis Noctis

Posts: 11014

Santa Clara, California, US

GK photo wrote:
everybody now..another java exploit. smile

I've deleted Java in all the computers I use, I think.
There is one I need to double check ...
But it's almost gone from my compies big_smile

Feb 19 13 08:10 pm Link

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John M Hoyt

Posts: 347

Greenville, South Carolina, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

Hahahaha hahahahahahaha *gasp*.   *thud*

Feb 19 13 08:35 pm Link

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Let There Be Light

Posts: 7657

Los Angeles, California, US

Tony-S wrote:
I guess when China's army decides to these kinds of things there's not much to be done - other than hope the holes in Java and Flash can be filled quickly.

This attack had nothing to do with China. It was traced to a group of hackers in Eastern Europe.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-1 … lware.html

Feb 19 13 10:17 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28094

Laguna Beach, California, US

Let There Be Light wrote:

This attack had nothing to do with China. It was traced to a group of hackers in Eastern Europe.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-1 … lware.html

yep, even the chinese army had no use for macs.

Feb 20 13 12:20 am Link

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Kyle T Edwards

Posts: 434

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

I wouldn't put it past Apple to have orchestrated the attack themselves, just so they can show that they have everything that Windows does (including a vulnerability)!  http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/lol.png

Feb 20 13 05:48 am Link

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The Spaces Between

Posts: 705

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
this is not possible..

some apple certified room-mate said so in another thread......

exactly what i was thinking.  LOL

His/her world must be ending

Feb 20 13 09:43 am Link

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J O H N A L L A N

Posts: 10330

Santa Ana, California, US

Piscis Noctis wrote:

I've deleted Java in all the computers I use, I think.
There is one I need to double check ...
But it's almost gone from my compies big_smile

There's no need to remove Java from your computer. Just don't permit Java applets to run within your web browser. It's Java in your browser that is exploited, not the computer's Java JRE.

Feb 20 13 10:37 am Link