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Blmfighter
04-23-2009, 03:15 PM
Please check out the link below. This is for all the people that think Mac computers are unable to get viruses

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/04/22/first.mac.botnet/index.html

J.B.
04-23-2009, 05:50 PM
Anybody who thinks Mac's are "immune" to viruses is seriously fooling themselves into a false sense of security.

We already had this argument a couple weeks ago :laugh:

Spiritwalker
04-23-2009, 06:26 PM
The first virus was actually written on a Mac, for a Mac....

1981 - The First Virus In The Wild

As described in Robert Slade's history, the first virus in the wild actually predated the experimental work that defined current-day viruses. It was spread on Apple II floppy disks (which contained the operating system) and reputed to have spread from Texas A&M. [Side note: Thanks to a pointer from anti-virus pioneer Fridrik Skulason we know the virus was named Elk Cloner and displayed a little rhyme on the screen:

It will get on all your disks
It will infiltrate your chips
Yes it's Cloner!
It will stick to you like glue
It will modify ram too
Send in the Cloner!

For more info on Elk Cloner see http://www.skrenta.com/cloner/

J.B.
04-23-2009, 06:59 PM
The Apple II system is not technically a Mac, but that's still interesting info. :cool:

internationalharvester
04-24-2009, 01:43 AM
haha when i first read the title i thought you were talking about MAC lol

logrus
04-24-2009, 02:15 AM
Anybody who thinks Mac's are "immune" to viruses is seriously fooling themselves into a false sense of security.

We already had this argument a couple weeks ago :laugh:

I pretty much been saying for a long time that the only thing keeping the hackers away from the Mac was its popularity. The Iphone was hacked 15 minutes after the thing was purchased,