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Old 04-24-12, 08:32 AM   #30
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Default Re: More than 600,000 Macs infected with Flashback botnet

Originally Posted by six_storm View Post
They may be "safe" now, but it's not impossible for them to be infected ya know? But then again, it's not like Linux will ever take to the masses (if you don't count Android).
I think that the OS X problem is similar to UAC issues with Windows. Mac users are so conditioned to plop in their UN/PW so often that it defeats the purpose of elevating rights in the first place. We see the same thing with Windows.

Linux is safe because of small market share along with having the most anal users on the planet. For people who actually want to get work done and have applications work, OS X and Windows users, security is not the number one focus.
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