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Mac users – I told you so, John Dvorak did too

16 April, 2012 (20:14) | antivirus/spyware, prediction, security

Nice to see some predictions come true. From my own blog here in 2009-

With today’s news of Snow Leopard including some sort of anti-spyware/malware (i doubt antivirus.) I decided I should compile a list of my favorite mac holes for the macholes that seem to say there aren’t any. The culture will shift once AV/ASW is installed on all Macs, so the fun of prodding them will go away. So to all the macholes who say there is no such thing as a security threat to Mac, grow up. Your time is coming. When you play with the big kids, you get more 3rd party hardware, software vendors, and lots of problems. Muhahahah. spoiled brats.

6/2009 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/06/11/mac_malware/

7/2009 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/21/andrews_video_malware_ruse/

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Well to add to the list for famous mac munching software –

apple defender/Antivirus scam

Flashback

Sabpub

I have plenty of saved up forum posts about how Macs are invincible.  It is sad to see macs getting attacked, but in a way it is nice to be able to say “I told you so. ” and be 100% correct on all fronts. Macs aren’t invincible. No platform is. The market share argument is valid. Virus is like Kleenex unless you really say things like “please hand me a Scott Tissue to wipe my Apple Macbook Pro keyboard.”

I think the moral of the story is that people are sheep. If  a strong shepherd like Mac tells the sheep they are safe, they will believe them. It isn’t really their fault, they are stupid. We need to go after the assholes that tell the sheep they are safe.

 

 

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